A Monday afternoon traffic stop by a Starke County Sheriff’s Deputy for a registration violation resulted in the arrests of three Knox residents on drug charges. It happened around 1 p.m. at the Bass Lake gas station, according to a news release.
K9 Terror reportedly alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. A search turned up two baggies of heroin on the floor and a smoking device. Officials at the Starke County Jail reportedly found five more baggies of heroin and some marijuana.
Sierra Brown, 21, of Knox, faces charges of dealing and possession of heroin, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Justin O’Keefe, 27, and Joshua Barlow, 28, both of Knox, face charges of visiting a common nuisance.
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin says his office is committed to reducing illegal drug activity in the community. He encourages anyone with information to contact his office at 574-772-3771, submit a tip online at www.starkecountysheriff.com or via the department’s Facebook page.