Walkerton Man Arrested on Warrant, Drug-Related Charges


A Walkerton man was arrested in Knox on an outstanding warrant, and a subsequent investigation led to further drug-related charges for John Kwiatkowski. On Wednesday, an officer with the Starke County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on U.S. 35 in Knox. Kwiatkowski, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest through St. Joseph County.

Officers also located marijuana in the vehicle and placed Kwiatkowski under arrest. A search warrant was also executed in the 10000 East block of State Road 23 in Walkerton at Kwiatkowski’s residence, which turned up several one-pot methamphetamine labs and HCL generators along with methamphetamine.

Kwiatkowski is being held on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana Under 30 Grams.