Three Arrested in Drug Investigation

Three people were arrested on Wednesday, July 18 after an investigation conducted by members of the Knox City Police Department and the Starke County Sheriff’s Office.

Knox City Police Chief Harold Smith said the investigation lasted several months and it focused on the suspicion of methamphetamine trafficking in the Knox city limits and in the surrounding areas of Starke County.

Once officers gathered enough information to present as probable cause for a warrant, one was issued. A search warrant was executed around 3:30 a.m. that day at a home in the 800 block of Lake Street.

As a result, Michael Campbell Sr., Michael Campbell Jr. and Carrie Shidler were taken into custody and booked into the Starke County Justice Center on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.