Accused Heroin User Arrested at Truck Stop

Walter Girton
Walter Girton

A Porter man faces a drug charge in Starke County following a Wednesday morning incident at the Grovertown Truck Stop. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Hamlet and Indiana State Police responded around 11 a.m. to a report of an intoxicated man injecting an unknown drug in the bathroom.

Hamlet Police arrested 36-year-old Walter Girton on preliminary charges of possession of heroin and possession of paraphernalia. He’s also wanted on a LaPorte County warrant.

Officers reportedly found syringes containing an unknown substance, a spoon with liquid and a lighter in the bathroom. Tests of the substance are pending.

Witnesses told the officers a second person fled the area before they arrived.