Chemical Smell Lands Five Charges for Alleged Meth Possession

Meth BustThe Starke County Sheriff’s Department has arrested five individuals after a meth bust on Saturday evening.

Officers responded to the 9-thousand E. block of 50 South after receiving a report of alleged meth manufacturing activity. Once on scene, a chemical odor was detected in the air.

Deputies made contact with 30-year-old Aaron Wireman outside the home – which was described as a pole barn in appearance in the police report. Wireman was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and narcotics according to investigators at the time.

Officers made entry into the residence with the aid of a K9 unit. Knox and Hamlet Police were also at the scene. Five were placed under arrest after officers allegedly found syringes and baggies of meth in plain view at the residence.

40-year-old Shawn Centers, 44-year-old Deborah Trusty, and 28-year-old Felicia Hill are being charged with Visiting a Common Nuisance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Assisting a Criminal.

18-year-old David Pastorik is facing charges of Possession of Meth and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Also in the group is Steven Pastorik – he’s facing charges of Possession of Meth, Possession of Paraphernalia, and was arrested on a Parole Warrant.