Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest

Melissa Howard MUG
Melissa Howard

A month long drug investigation by the Hamlet Police Department resulted in an arrest. Officers executed a search warrant at 302 W. Davis Street on Friday, according Hamlet Police Chief Frank Lonigro. About an hour beforehand an officer saw several people leave in a vehicle. That information was shared with the Knox Police Department and led to three arrests.

The search of the Davis Street home by officers from the Hamlet Police Department and Starke County Sheriff’s Office reportedly home turned up methamphetamine, paraphernalia and a syringe. Melissa Howard, 33, is charged with possession of paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a syringe.