A Winamac woman faces drug charges in Starke County after an alleged trespassing incident. Deputies from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the 2000 south block of 700 East around 5:30 a.m. Friday after the resident reported someone was trying to break in. They found 33-year-old Patrina Hall outside the residence and arrested her for trespassing.
They were denied a search of her vehicle. Items used to manufacture methamphetamine and an active “one pot” meth lab were reportedly in plain view inside the car. Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall granted a search warrant for the vehicle. Hall faces numerous charges, including dealing in methamphetamine, possession of precursors, maintaining a common nuisance, criminal trespass, false informing and possession of paraphernalia.