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Lake Co Sheriff Dept Partnering with Gary PD

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Erik Gill
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Lake County Sheriff John Buncich announced today that he is in partnership with the Gary Police Department to address the street violence occurring there due to gangs and drugs.  The Sheriff's Department Tactical Officers served a narcotics search warrant in the 15-hundred block of Pierce Street in Gary on Wednesday morning and arrested 48 year old Erik Gill Sr. on two-counts of dealing a controlled substance and maintain a common nuisance.  They also raided a residence in the four-thousand block of Jackson Street in Gary, and while no one was home at the time, authorities seized two A-K 47 assault rifles, a double-barrel sawed off shotgun, nine pounds of marijuana, almost 40 grams of crack cocaine and 66 grams of powder cocaine.
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Sheriff Buncich says they need the public's help to make a bigger impact to cleanup the neighborhoods, and ask citizens to contact their hotline number 1-800-750-2746, and assures potential tipsters that there is no call I-D associated with the hotline and all callers can remain anonymous.
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