Detectives from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Knox City Police and K-9 Terror assisted the probation department in the Friday search of a home in the 100 block of north East Street, which is next to Marshall Starke Headstart. The officers found an inactive one-pot meth lab, HCL generator, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to a news release. Ryan Martin, 40, of Knox faces possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia charges as well as maintaining a common nuisance. Gracie Bell, 35, of Warsaw, is charged with visiting a common nuisance.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.