On Friday, September 25th, about 5:30 in the morning the Starke County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a homeowner in the 2,000 south block of 700 E. The caller said they thought someone was trying to get into the residence.
Officers arrived and located 33 year old Patrina Hall of Winamac outside the residence. After an investigation, officers placed her under arrest for Trespassing. They were denied search of her vehicle but officers saw in plain view items used to manufacture methamphetamines and an active “one pot” methamphetamine lab.
Starke County Detectives filed for a search warrant of the vehicle and it was granted by Starke County Judge Kim Hall.
During the search detectives located several items used to manufacture methamphetamines in the vehicle and an active meth lab.
Patrina Hall was arrested on initial charges of Dealing Methamphetamines, Possession of Precursors, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Criminal Trespass, False Informing and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Her bond has been set at $25,000 surety.
***Any Criminal charge is an intial charge, the defendant(s) is presumed innocent until proven guilty***