Five Arrested in Winamac Meth Lab Bust


Five people were arrested Saturday, Jan. 24 after Winamac police received a complaint of high traffic and a smell at one of the Franklin Street apartment complex around 11:30 p.m. ET.

A search warrant was obtained for 214 S. Franklin Apt. B. and where an active meth lab was allegedly found along with marijuana, prescription medication, packaging materials, meth, and syringes, according to Winamac officer Mark Hoffman.

A search warrant was also obtained for the owners of the vehicles where meth was reportedly found in one of them.

Jason Martin, 21, of Winamac; Christian Sweet, 18, of Rochester; Jeffrey Knoebel, 22, of Winamac; Andrew Izajczuk, 21, of Winamac; and Peter Rink, 37 of Plymouth were arrested on various drug charges. Martin and Sweet are still incarcerated while the others have posted bond.