K9 Busts Two Knox Men on Heroin Charges

Starke County Sheriff's Department BadgeTwo Knox men were arrested on Wednesday after Starke County authorities allegedly found them in possession of heroin.

A traffic stop was conducted along U.S. 30 in the area of the Stay for Less Motel near Hamlet. According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department, a deputy observed the driver attempt to conceal a hypodermic syringe during the traffic stop.

The K9 unit was employed to conduct an air sniff of the vehicle. Positive indication was given by the K9 to the presence of narcotics. The driver and passenger, identified as 24-year-old Kurtis Singleton and 29-year-old Thomas Singleton, were asked to exit the vehicle.

A pat down of both individuals was conducted. The needle was allegedly located on Thomas Singleton. A search of the vehicle, however, led to the discovery of Heroin in small baggies. Heroin was also located in a cigarette package.

Both men are facing charges of Possession of Narcotics and Dealing Narcotics. Kurtis Singleton was also charged with Driving with a Suspended License. Thomas Singleton was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Syringe.

Bond has not been set.