Drug Raid in Noble County
Created by kblakeslee on 3/6/2013 3:47:18 PM


Early this morning, (Wednesday, March 6th,) the I.M.A.G.E. Drug Task Force team conducted a raid in Noble County.  

Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies met and organized to serve 22 warrants.

 “There was a great atmosphere of cooperation that made serving these twenty two warrants and a single juvenile detainer order possible,” stated Noble County Prosecutor Steven Clouse.

The cases range from alleged criminal activity that occurred during the past fourteen

months.

“The charges filed today are the culmination of a lengthy investigation by the I.M.A.G.E. Drug Task Force. I look forward to the opportunity to prosecute the cases,” stated Prosecutor Clouse.

With the exception of Jonathan D. Hillsburg and Starmarie L. Hillsburg, all defendants are expected to make their initial court appearance on Thursday, March 7th.

The Hillsburg’s will face extradition proceedings from Michigan prior to appearing in Noble County.


Derid J. Becker, Age 31, of Kendallville: Three (3) counts of Dealing in Controlled Substance, A

felony; Dealing in Controlled Substance, B felony; and Taking a Juvenile to a Nuisance, class A

misdemeanor.

Jerid L. Becker, Age 31, of Topeka: Two (2) counts of Dealing Methamphetamine, class A felony

Nathan J. Brady, Age 22, of Kendallville: Dealing Controlled Substance and Dealing

Methamphetamine, each as a class A felony.

Alden R. Cochran, Age 54, of Kendallville: Dealing Controlled Substance, class B felony.

Heather N. Collins, Age 21, of Kendallville: Dealing Methamphetamine, class B felony; Dealing Controlled Substance, class B felony; Dealing Synthetic Drug, class D felony; and Taking a Child to a Nuisance, class A misdemeanor.

Wendi R. Florez, Age 32, of Kendallville: Dealing Controlled Substance, class B felony

Gerald W. Grider, Age 42, of Kendallville: Two (2) counts of Dealing Controlled Substance, class B felony

Judy A. Hershberger, Age 55 of Topeka: Receiving Stolen Property, class D felony

Jonathan D. Hillsburg, Age 34, of Muskegon, Michigan: Dealing Controlled Substance, class B felony.

Starmarie L. Hillsburg, Age 32 of Muskegon, Michigan: Dealing Controlled Substance, class B felony.

Nathan K. Hinsch, Age 24, of Kendallville: Three (3) counts of Dealing Methamphetamine, class B felony; and a single count of Dealing in a Legend Drug, class D felony.

Steven R. Hostler, III, Age 21 of Kendallville: Visiting a Common Nuisance, class B misdemeanor.

Brandon S. Keister, Age 21, of Kendallville: Two (2) counts of Dealing Methamphetamine, class B felony; and a single count of Dealing in a Legend Drug, class D felony.

Cody C. Langley, Age 23 of Kendallville: Dealing Controlled Substance, class B felony; Dealing Controlled Substance, class C felony; and Dealing Marijuana, class D felony.

Amy M. Melchi, Age 25 of Avilla: Dealing Methamphetamine, class B felony.

Shaye Nartker, Age 22 of Kendallville: Dealing in Methamphetamine, class B felony and Taking a Child to a Nuisance, class A misdemeanor.

Marjorie F. Parker, Age 24, of Kendallville: Two (2) counts of Dealing in Controlled Substance, class B felony; Neglect of Dependent, class D felony; and 2 counts of Taking a Child to a Nuisance, class A misdemeanor.

Anthony Short, Age 40 of Kendallville: Two (2) counts of Dealing Methamphetamine, class A felony. Short has also been charged in LaGrange County with a single count of Dealing Methamphetamine as a class A felony.

Chad N. Smith, Age 40 of Kendallville: Dealing Methamphetamine, class A felony.

Joshua P. Sparkman, Age 40 of Kendallville: Two (2) counts of Dealing Methamphetamine, class A felony.

Carrie E. Stahl, Age 32 of Kendallville: Two (2) counts of Dealing Controlled Substance, class A felony; two (2) counts Dealing Methamphetamine, class A felony; and Taking child to a Nuisance, class A misdemeanor.

Stephanie R. Thompson, Age 26 of Kendallville: Dealing Controlled Substance, class B felony.

Also, a 17 year old female was detained at a local juvenile facility on the allegation of Dealing

Marijuana, class D felony.