North Judson Police Arrest Three on Drug Charges


A Thursday warrant investigation by the North Judson Police Department resulted in three arrests on drug-related charges.

Gabriel Thomas French, 31, of South Bend, was wanted on a felony warrant, according to the police report. He also faces charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of a schedule drug and possession of paraphernalia in Starke County.

Devon Michael Blankenship, 21, of Nappanee also faces possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a syringe charges. The third suspect, 20-year-old Samuel Eugene Barnett of Hamlet was arrested on a charge of visiting a common nuisance. A deputy from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.