Following their arrest on November 23rd at a residence in Knox, the five individuals arrested in relation to drug activity at 605 South Portland Street made their initial appearances in the Starke Circuit Court yesterday.
Joseph Givens and Kristin Webb face charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Marijuana, while Brooke Webb is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, four counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Visiting a Common Nuisance. Nikki Givens faces charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Marijuana, and Zachariah Whitfield faces a charge of Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Nikki Givens was released on her own recognizance under the conditions that she undergoes a substance abuse evaluation by Porter-Starke Services, submit to random drug and alcohol screens, and will be placed on home detention with electronic monitoring as part of her bond.
All of the defendants requested court-appointed attorneys, with the exception of Kristen Webb and Brooke Webb, who have been scheduled for attorney status hearings on January 6th at 9:00 a.m. Their first pre-trial hearing is set for January 26th at 8:00 a.m., and their second pre-trial hearing is set for February 23rd at 8:00 a.m.