Police Find Meth Lab in Camper

Stacy Tramaine
Stacy Tremaine
Michael Meeks
Michael Meeks

A verification of a registered sex offender’s address in Starke County turned into a meth lab bust.

An officer from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department went to 1833 E. 350 S. in Knox. As he approached the residence, he saw an HCL generator, which is an item commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to a press release. The homeowner gave consent to the search their residence which happened to be a camper. The officer reportedly found methamphetamine, methamphetamine precursors, syringes, and other paraphernalia used to manufacture the drug.

Michael Meeks, 37, and Stacy Tremaine, 39, both of Knox were arrested and booked into the Starke County Jail on preliminary charges of dealing methamphetamine as a Level 5 felony and Level 6 felony charges of possession of precursors, possession of methamphetamine, and maintaining a common nuisance. A Class A misdemeanor of possession of paraphernalia was also included as a charge.

No bond has been set pending an initial hearing in Starke Circuit Court.

A 17-year-old male was also taken into custody in this investigation. Police say the juvenile will be transported to Muskegon River Youth Center in Lagoda, Indiana for an initial hearing.