Four Arrested for Methampetamine Lab in Knox

While serving three arrest warrants on Robert Singleton and Matthew Baker, officers found the suspects Friday at 415 N. State Road 23 in Knox—along with an active methamphetamine lab and a slew of drugs in the presence of two young children.

When they arrived at the residence, officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Knox Police Department found Baker entering a vehicle and moved to detain him before finding an active one-pot methamphetamine lab in his hand. A brief altercation ended with a handcuffed Baker in the back of a squad car.

The officers then moved to enter the residence, where they picked up on a strong chemical odor emanating from the house. Samuel Singleton stepped outside the home and was placed into custody by the officers who soon entered the home and found Robert Singleton inside, along with Amber Rose and her two children. Singleton was detained, and Child Protective Services was contacted to take the children from the home. The Humane Society was also contacted to take several dogs and puppies from the residence.

All four subjects were arrested and face preliminary charges that include Manufacturing Methamphetamines, Illegal Drug Lab, Possession of Precursors, Possession of Methamphetamines, Possession of Controlled Substances, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Visiting a Common Nuisance, Taking a Child to a Nuisance, and Resisting Law Enforcement.

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Knox Police K-9 Unit, Indiana State Police Clandestine Team, Child Protective Services, and the Starke County Humane Society.