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Terrible Dentist. Does not follow proper procedures and doesn't care about the welfare of his patients.
July 31, 2013 (LAPORTE, Ind.) (WLS) -- A LaPorte dentist was arrested during a traffic stop on the Indiana toll road after police found heroin.
Officers stopped Dr. Benjamin Porter for speeding on Monday night. Investigators say a police dog alerted them to the presence of drugs in the car.
Officers say they found ten small bags of heroin.
July 31, 2013|By Stan Maddux | WSBT-TV Correspondent
PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA – A dentist from LaPorte was charged Wednesday after police on the Indiana Toll Road allegedly discovered a large amount of heroin in his vehicle.
Benjamin Porter, 30, told officers in Portage that he had snorted two baggies of heroin prior to being pulled over, police said.
He was charged in Porter County with dealing in a narcotic drug, a Class A felony, and possession of a narcotic drug, a Class C felony.
According to Portage police, an officer observed a 2004 Chevy Impala weaving eastbound through traffic and clocked the car at 62 mph in a 40 mph zone near a toll gate about 7 p.m. Monday.
The driver identified himself as Porter and told the officer he was on his way to LaPorte from Merrillville.
According to police, Porter seemed lethargic, broke out in a sweat, carried an odor of alcohol and avoided eye contact with the officer, who became suspicious enough to call for a K-9 dog to help with a search for drugs.
Porter then revealed heroin was in the car, said police.
According to police, 13 postage stamp-sized bags containing suspected heroin along with two straws containing an alleged heroin residue were among the recovered items.
His practice is Porter Family Dentistry at 1112 Indiana Ave. in LaPorte.
Porter is also listed as a service provider at LaPorte County Dental Services, a clinic operated by I.U. Health LaPorte Hospital & Physicians that offers dental care free or at a discount to low-income individuals.
According to the Porter County Prosecutor's Office, he was still being held Wednesday afternoon on $16,000 cash bond.
He's expected to be arraigned on the charges Friday.
He could face anywhere from a 20- to 50-year sentence on the Class A felony charge and two to eight years in prison on the Class C felony offense.
Currently checking Dr. Porter’s dental license in Indiana shows no “previous actions”, but that doesn’t mean he’s not been there a hundred times. It’s likely to say the same thing this time next year!
License Number: 12011510A
Issued July 7, 2010
License Type – CSR (Controlled Substance Registered)
Laporte Community Health Center
400 Teegarden St
La Porte, IN 46350
Porter Family Dentistry (
1112 Indiana Ave
La Porte, IN 46350
David L. Porter and Benjamin L. Porter
Porter Family Dentistry, La Porte, IN