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Chesterton Man Falsely Accused and Jailed

A Chesterton man is hoping to recover lost wages, legal fees and other expenses resulting from him being falsely accused and jailed for a crime he did not commit. The Times reports Steven Thompson was arrested at his home on May 5th by the Porter County Drug Task Force for dealing heroin and pills. As a result Thompson spent ten-days in jail, lost his job and faced eviction. According to the article, Thompson hired a defense attorney who got him released on bond and while researching the facts identified the correct suspect who has the same first and last name, but who is three-years younger. The Drug Task Force Coordinator has since apologized to Thompson, and won him back his job, and the Prosecutor's Office is reportedly in the process of dismissing the charges against him.


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