StarkeCounty_MugShot_Heroin_1On Thursday, March 17th, the Starke Sheriff’s Department received a call just before 2 in the afternoon from a person in the North Judson area saying that several subjects carried a female inside a residence on U Road East.  The female appeared to be unresponsive.  The caller also provided dispatch with a description of the suspect vehicle.

StarkeCOunty_MugShot_Heroin_2A detective with the Starke County Sheriff’s office arrived and located the unresponsive female inside the residence. EMS personnel arrived and administered Narcan to the subject to reverse the overdose and the female was taken to IU Starke Hospital for treatment.

Following an investigation, Starke County Police located and arrested Kevin Reading, 38 years old of Knox and Stephen Lorencz 38 years old of San Pierre on preliminary charges of Criminal Recklessness.

Sheriff Bill Dulin said, “The Starke County Sheriff’s Office is committed to work to reduce the illegal drug activity within the community.  Any drug tips can be called into the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.   (574)-772-3771

***Any Criminal charge is an initial charge, the defendant(s) is presumed innocent until proven guilty***