Two Arrested after Police Investigation

Phillip Mullins
Angela McDougal

Two Knox residents were arrested this weekend as a result of a police investigation into a possible methamphetamine lab.

On Friday, February 3rd, officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Hamlet Police Department served an arrest warrant on Phillip Mullins in the 3000 block of 400 North in Knox, and found him, as well as a female and child, inside the residence. After Mullins was arrested, police also located an inactive methamphetamine lab, a hydrochloric acid generator, and several items associated with manufacturing methamphetamine, in addition to marijuana and other paraphernalia.

Mullins and the female suspect, Angela McDougal, have preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia. Mullins is also charged with three non-support warrants, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Taking a Child to a Nuisance, and McDougal faces an additional charge of Visiting a Common Nuisance.