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Holloway Motel Condemned after Meth Lab Bust

Published: April 18th, 2011

The Holloway Motel complex was the site of a huge drug bust in Starke County on Friday with some of the building used for clandestine methamphetamine production. Because of the fact that dangerous particles remain in the air, Starke County Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Alexander, evacuated the facility and condemned it after the arrests were made.

Taken into custody were Mathew Schoff, Cheryl Paschen, Kimberly Hurley, Tracey Gaideski, Timothy Clark, and the motel manager Freeman Spelts. Also taken into protective custody was an eight year old child.

If not done properly, clean-up of the facility could do lung damage and inflict chemical burns on those conducting the operation.

Standard cleaning and purifying procedures to clean up a site do not always work. Painting the walls and cleaning the carpets only covers it up temporarily. Many times a site is so contaminated that it is not allowed to be re-inhabited.

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4 Comments on “Holloway Motel Condemned after Meth Lab Bust”

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  1. 1. anonymous
    April 18th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    it should have been condemned years ago from how ran down it was,most motels have heat

  2. 2. x starke co. res.
    April 18th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    ya what a dump… I had 2 do some work there over 20 yrs ago.. & it was hopeless then..

  3. 3. anonymous
    April 18th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    This hotel for sure needed to be codemned a long time ago!!!! That hotel is nasty!! I went there to rent a room one time and I walked out and left!! Also I think all those people need to go to prison for a long time!! Especially considering that fact there was an eight year old child there while they were cooking meth!!! Omg come on now! There is way too many druggies out there Its freaking ridiculous!!!!!

  4. 4. Anonymous
    April 18th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Last person managing it is in prison for child molestation and they were cooking meth there also. Sad Sad Sad.

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