Knox Man Indicted on Federal Charges

A Knox man was charged in an indictment with accessing with the intent to view child pornography in South Bend’s U.S. District Court last week.

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department investigated allegations that 40-year-old Jeffrey Farmer was involved in a child molestation incident and officers obtained a federal search warrant to search his computer. Agents discovered images depicting child pornography. Charges were brought about as a result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Custom Office of Homeland Security Investigations, Starke County Sheriff’s Department and the Hammand Police Department.

Zachary Martin, 33, of Plymouth, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 92 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to Manufacturing Methamphetamine. In the plea agreement, Martin said that between January 2010 and April 2010, he knew several people who purchased pseudoephedrine at local stores. Those individuals then gave the precursor to him and it was used to manufacture methamphetamine. Police found an active meth lab at his home when it was searched. This case was a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.