Meth arrests in Starke County traffic stop

A Starke County Sheriff's deputy conducted a traffic stop Sunday evening in the area of State Road 10 and 1075 West that resulted in two arrests on meth charges.

During the course of the traffic stop, the two occupants of the vehicle were identified as Dustin Gilbert and Roxanna Gentz. Gilbert who was the driver of the vehicle, admitted to his license being suspended. Both occupants were instructed to getout of the vehicle.

While Gilbert exited the vehicle, a deputy observed a glass pipe, commonly used for inhaling methamphetamine, under the driver seat.

Both Gilbert and Gentz were taken into custody at that time. A search of the vehicle was conducted. A straw containing a white residue was located under the passenger seat.

While the deputies were transporting both individuals to the Starke County Justice Center, Genmtz admitted to having illegal narcotics inside of a body cavity. She was transported to Northwest Health Starke Hospital to have the article removed. The article was identified as a clear bag containing 33.55 grams of a white crystal-like substance that later field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Both were arrested and booked on the preliminary charges including:

Felony Level 2 Dealing in Methamphetamine

Felony Level 3 Possession of Methamphetamine

A Misdemeanor Possession of Paraphernalia

A Misdemeanor Driving while suspended with a Prior Conviction