After a 4 month long drug investigation, the Starke County Sheriff’s Department along with Knox City Police , Hamlet Police and Indiana State Police executed a search warrant on Thursday’s date at approximately 9 a.m. in the 7000 North Block of Frost Street at Koontz Lake.

During the search officer’s located Methamphetamine, Paraphernalia, Methamphetamine Precursors and a Homemade Explosive Devise.

Officers from the Porter County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad were dispatched to the scene to dismantle the Homemade Explosive Device. The Indiana State Police Clandestine team came to the scene and dismantled items associated with manufacturing Methamphetamines.

Thomas McEndarfer 21 years old and

StarkeCounty_MugShot_KoontzLake_2nd femaleKoontzLake#2Hilary Robinson 24 years of age both of Koontz Lake were initially arrested for
1.) Dealing Methamphetamine
2.) Possession of Methamphetamine
3.) Possession of an Destructive Device
4.) Possession of Marijuana
5.) Possession of Paraphernalia
6.) Illegal Drug Lab
7.) Maintaining a Common Nuisance

Corey Scott 21 years of age of Koontz Lake was arrested and initially charged with:
1.) Possession of Methamphetamine
2.) Possession of Marijuana
3.) Maintaining a Common Nuisance

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 (574)772-3771, Our Website or our Facebook page.