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Holloway Motel Condemned after Meth Lab Bust

The Holloway Motel complex was the site of a huge drug bust in Starke County on Friday with some of the building used for clandestine methamphetamine production. Because of the fact that dangerous particles remain in the air, Starke County Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Alexander, evacuated the facility and condemned it after the arrests were made.

Taken into custody were Mathew Schoff, Cheryl Paschen, Kimberly Hurley, Tracey Gaideski, Timothy Clark, and the motel manager Freeman Spelts. Also taken into protective custody was an eight year old child.

If not done properly, clean-up of the facility could do lung damage and inflict chemical burns on those conducting the operation.

Standard cleaning and purifying procedures to clean up a site do not always work. Painting the walls and cleaning the carpets only covers it up temporarily. Many times a site is so contaminated that it is not allowed to be re-inhabited.