Regionally Speaking

El Chapo’s Drug Cartel Reaches Deep Into NWI

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February 25,2014

There had been ample signs of progress at the Lake County Jail, but now federal officials are calling for 35 new jailers. Host Steve Walsh talks to Sheriff John Buncich.

We’ll look at how the tentacles of  El Chapo’s Mexican drug cartel reached all the way into Northwest Indiana. This sophisticated network became a distribution network for drugs throughout the Midwest, including heroin and cocaine.

Crown Point native Jerry Ross talks about being inducted into NASA’s Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Guests include:

Jerry Ross, retired astronaut

Joe Ways, executive director of the Chicago Crime Commission

John Buncich, Lake County Sheriff




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