$5M bonds set in Indiana synthetic drugs case

Mug shot of Gurcharn Singh, 43, and Jaswinder Kaur, 37. Courtesy WSBT in South Bend (Elkhart County booking photos)
Mug shot of Gurcharn Singh, 43, and Jaswinder Kaur, 37. Courtesy WSBT in South Bend (Elkhart County booking photos)

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — The owners of several northern Indiana convenience stores facing charges of dealing synthetic drugs have had their bonds raised to $5 million each.

An Elkhart County judge approved the request from prosecutors Thursday to set the higher bonds for 43-year-old Gurcharn Singh and 37-year-old Jaswinder Kaur. They had been held under $500,000 bonds since being arrested during June 9 raids of several businesses and homes in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.

The Elkhart Truth reports a police investigator testified Thursday that federal immigration officials told him that Kaur and Singh are in the country illegally. The officer said $2.2 million in cash had been seized in the case.

Kaur and Singh remain jailed and court records don’t list defense attorneys for them.

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Information from: The Elkhart Truth, http://www.elkharttruth.com

 

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