A Plymouth man was arrested after Knox City Police conducted a search warrant at the Super Value Inn in Knox.
Officers obtained information yesterday morning that 41-year-old Johnny Whitt, Jr. was purchasing items used to make methamphetamine at a local store. Later that morning, officers conducted a traffic stop where Whitt was found to be in possession of items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. They learned that Whitt had been staying at the Super Value Inn and requested a search warrant at that location which was granted.
When they arrived on scene, officers say they noticed a strong chemical-type smell coming from Whitt’s room. They located an active meth lab inside the room. Whitt was taken into custody and he is being held in the Starke County Jail for Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana.
Knox City Police Chief, Clint Norem, wants to remind you that if you suspect drug activity in your neighborhood, contact your local law enforcement agency.