Three Arrested in Ongoing Investigation

Since November of 2013, officers with the Knox City Police Department have been investigating tips about individuals reportedly participating in prescription drug dealing on the street and arrests have recently been made in this ongoing investigation.

Knox officers identified three specific individuals and a subsequent report to the Starke County Proseuctor led to arrest warrants issued by Starke Circuit Court.

Edwin Watley, 52, Corbin Gayheart, 43, and Lavotis French, 48, all of Knox have been arrested in the past month for their alleged involvement in dealing prescription medication.

Watley, Gayheart and French all face a preliminary charge of Dealing a Controlled Substance, a Class B felony.

You may report any suspected drug activity to the Knox City Police Department by calling in an anonymous tip at (574) 722-4122.