A pair of Knox residents face drug charges following yesterday’s bust of a large marijuana growing operation in downtown Knox by officers from the Starke County Major Crimes Unit. They served a search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of south Pearl Street, according to a news release. They reportedly found more than 200 marijuana plants growing inside the home along with several pounds of processed marijuana. Officers also seized growing equipment with an estimated value of $15,000 and cash.
Timothy Miller, 24, of Knox, faces dealing and possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance charges. Joshua Risner, 23, of Knox, faces charges of dealing and possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance.
Officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office and Knox Police Department were assisted by the Indiana State Police.