Knox City Police were called to a fight and ended up arresting a man for an active meth lab.
Police were called to a residence on Lake Street and found two men fighting in an upstairs room. When police attempted to detain the men, David Heineman, Sr. resisted demands by the police officer to stop resisting. The other subject complied and told police that the argument started because he thought meth labs were in the room. The officer did observe items that were commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine in the room.
Heineman was transported to the Starke County Jail. The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was called to clean up the meth evidence in the room. When on scene, the Lab Team informed Knox City Police that eight labs were removed from Heineman’s room. Written consent was given for police to search the room and officers found other paraphernalia and illegal substances in the room.
Heineman, 55, is being held in the Starke County Jail on preliminary charges of Dealing/Manufacturing in Methamphetamine, two counts of Reckless Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamine and Resisting Law Enforcement. These charges also carry the weight of being within 1,000 feet of a school. He is being held on a $50,000 surety bond.