Off The Streets: 22 Individuals Being Held On Drug Related Charges (VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY)

By Emma Koch

Off The Streets: 22 Individuals Being Held On Drug Related Charges (VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY)

March 8, 2013 Updated Nov 5, 2013 at 6:52 AM EST

NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (www.nbc33.com) -- The Noble County Prosecutor, Steven T. Clouse, files charges against 22 individuals as part of a lengthy investigation by the I.M.A.G.E. Drug Task Force.

The accused were served with warrants early Wednesday morning and will make their initial court appearance Thursday, Mar. 7th. Jonathan D. Hillsburg and Starmarie L. Hillsburg will face extradition proceedings from Michigan before appearing in Noble County.

Those accussed and served with warrants are listed below:
Derid J. Becker, Age 31, of Kendallville: Three 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 counts of Dealing Methamphetamine, class A felony.
Carrie E. Stahl, Age 32 of Kendallville: Two counts of Dealing Controlled Substance, class A felony; two 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.

I.M.A.G.E. (Indiana Multi Agency Group Enforcement) is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force made up of officers from the counties of Steuben, LaGrange, Noble and DeKalb Counties.




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