HAMLET — Holloway Motel's owner says he tries to help people down on their luck by renting rooms at reduced rates or letting them stay for free. Now, because of drug activity and multiple meth labs found in two rooms and on the property Friday, the motel is shut down.
Monday, the owner will meet with Starke County health department officials to see what has to be done to allow the business to re-open.
Six people, including the motel manager, were arrested at the motel on Friday after police found meth labs and evidence of drug activity. An 8-year-old living at the motel is now in protective custody.
ATTACHED VIDEO: Hear neighbor Karen describe her relief at the motel being shut down and Terry Cox explain how the meth mess has given the motel, its owner and the community a black eye.