Bretzville Man Arrested; Charges Pending Against Another Following Drug Investigation



Jasper (NNDC) – A Dubois County man was arrested as the result of the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department investigation; the second person to be charged in connection with the investigation.

DCSD says 40-year old Michael Woosley of rural Huntingburg was taken into custody Monday on a Dubois Superior Court warrant for several drug-related charges including a Level 3 felony count of dealing methamphetamine, a Level 5 felony count of methamphetamine possession, a Level 6 felony count of maintaining a common nuisance and misdemeanor counts of dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Woosley’s arrest stems from a Dubois County Sheriff’s Department joint investigation with Indiana Indiana State Police, the Dubois County office of Indiana Child Services that began back in May after DCSD received a tip from the public about a possible marijuana grow operation at Woosley’s home just north of Bretzville.

Court documents say a search of Woosley’s home found 140 grams of marijuana and nearly 10 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale and several pipes and other drug paraphernalia.

DCSD says the marijuana that was found in Woosley’s home was growing in a cabinet lined with reflective paper. There was also an L.E.D. light and humidity gauge in the cabinet.

On May 16, deputies who went to the Woosley residence in the vicinity of the Bretzville Junction to investigate the complaint made contact with Staci L. Rue, who was living with Woosley at that time, according to court documents.

After receiving information there would be marijuana found in the home and after discovering an alleged methamphetamine pipe, police sought and obtained a search warrant from Dubois Superior Court with the assistance of the Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office.

The resulting search of the home allegedly found a total of 9.4 grams of methamphetamine, 140 grams of marijuana, a digital scale and multiple pipes and other paraphernalia allegedly used in the consumption of drugs.

The search of the house also resulted in the same seven charges (as Woosley’s) pending against Staci Rue, who was living with Woosley at that time according to DCSD.  DCSD says Rue failed to appear for a July 10th court date which was then continued until July 31st.

DCSD says if Rue fails to appear at the July 31st court date, a warrant will be issued for her arrest.  Earlier, she was formally arraigned on the charges against her.

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