On Friday, information was received that Timothy Barnette was in possession of a dangerous drug and was on probation through Starke Circuit Court. Police from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, the probation department and the Knox City Police Department arrived at a home on Denny Street in Knox, conducted a search of the residence and found drugs and other paraphernalia at the scene.
A test was conducted on an unknown substance and it tested positive for heroin.
Timothy Barnette was arrested on a probation violation and preliminary charges of Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Syringe, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
On Monday, a deputy from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle in the Monterey area for a traffic infraction. A passenger in the vehicle, Roland “Tiger” Minix, was known to have an active Indiana parole warrant out for his arrest. During a search of Minix, the deputy reportedly found a bag of marijuana in his coat. Minix was arrested on a felony charge of Possession of Marijuana and is being held in the Starke County Jail on the parole warrant.