Three arrested for narcotics in South Hamlet, IN

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 by [email protected] No Comments

On Monday at approximately 4:45pm, members of the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST) / United States Marshal Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force) were attempting to locate two individuals in the Hamlet (Starke Co.) area. These individuals were wanted out of LaPorte County, Marshall County Indiana and the State of New Jersey on narcotics related charges. After staying in the area for several hours the suspects were seen arriving at their residence, in South Hamlet, IN. Members of FAST identified and took into custody 37 year old Kevin Kissam on an extraditable warrant out of the State of New Jersey for Distribution of Dangerous Drugs. Also taken into custody for warrants of Possession of Narcotic Drugs out of LaPorte County and Marshall County Indiana was 32 year old Ava Strieter. After being taken into custody but still on scene the suspect, Kevin Kissam, was seen dropping and kicking something under the rear tire of the vehicle. The item he was discarding was determined to be a clear plastic bag full of a whitish brown rocky powder. Upon further investigation, this item was field tested for narcotics which tested positive for heroin. It would be later weighed totaling 15.8 grams. This amount of narcotics under Indiana law is a Level 2 Felony. Also taken as evidence was cash that was in Kevin Kissam’s pocket. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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