After a 6 month investigation the Starke County Sheriff’s Office along with Knox City Police, Hamlet Police and Indiana State Police executed a search warrant on Thursday at approximately 9 a.m. in the 7000 North block of Frost Lane at Koontz Lake.

During the search officers located approximately 234 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine with a street value over $23,000 along with Marijuana, Paraphernalia, Controlled Substances, ammunition and $400.00 in cash.

K9 Terror also assisted on searching the residence

The following individuals were arrested with NO BOND and initially charged with the following:

StarkeCounty_MugShot_KoontzLake_MaleArrested were Troy Bell 46 yrs old and

StarkeCOunty_MugShot_KoontzLake_femaleNatasha Bell 31 yrs old both of Koontz Lake.  They were each charged with

1.) Dealing Methamphetamine
2.) Possession of Methamphetamine
3.) Possession of Marijuana
4.) Possession of Schedule 4 Drug
5.) Possession of Paraphernalia
6.) Maintaining a Common Nuisance


They were held in the Starke County Jail with no bond.


Starke County Sheriff’s Office is committed to reduce the illegal drug activity within the community.  Any drug tips can be called into the Starke County Sheriff’s Office at (574)772-3771, or through their website or Facebook page.


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