Four Arrested on Meth Related Charges in Knox

Nathan Vermilyer
Joshua Givens
Elizabeth Boyd
Gabriel French

Four people were arrested Saturday after officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department served an arrest warrant on a Knox man.

Officers arrived at 0655 S. State Road 23 in Knox to serve an arrest warrant on Gabriel French. Officers found an active methamphetamine lab at the residence. While officers were waiting for the search warrant, several other subjects arrived at the residence and were detained. While executing the search warrant, officers found several methamphetamine labs, precursors, drug paraphernalia and several hand written notes on how to manufacture methamphetamine.

Gabriel French, Elizabeth Boyd, and Joshua Givens were arrested on preliminary charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Precursors, Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Methamphetamine. Gabriel French had City Court warrant for Over Purchase of Pseudoephedrine. Joshua Givens was also charged with False Informing and he had a City Court warrant for Failure to Appear. Nathan Vermilyer was arrested on a preliminary charge of False Informing.

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Hamlet Police Department and the Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team.