JACOB N. DURRE
DATE: Friday, February 1, 2013
SUBJECT: Marijuana & K2 Arrest
RELEASE NUMBER: 2013-NR-007
CONTACT: Major Rick Pace
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Eric Williams
On Thursday, January 31st at approximately 3:00 pm, deputies from the Vanderburgh Sheriff’s Office responded to 2740 Corona Drive in regards to a complaint of an odor of marijuana coming from the building. Upon arrival, Deputy Bryan Bishop, along with Deputy Jacob Board and Mark Rasure, could smell a strong odor inside the building but were unable to determine which apartment it was coming from.
Deputy Bryan Bishop then deployed his K9 partner “Bosko” who indicated the odor was originating from Apartment “A”. With several attempts to contact the residents, deputies did finally contact Jasmine T. Coit, who lives in the apartment and was present. When deputies questioned Coit about the smell of marijuana, Coit admitted to smoking marijuana but stated none was left in the apartment. Coit did give consent to search the apartment. Prior to searching the residence, a Jacob N. Durre, arrived and stated he too resided at the apartment.
Deputy Bishop and his partner “Bosko” then conducted a search of the apartment which lead them to a dresser drawer in a back bedroom. Upon search of the dresser, Deputy Bishop recovered 3 baggies of marijuana weighing approximately 15 grams and smoking paraphernalia. In another drawer, Deputy Bishop recovered sandwich baggies with loose $1 bills and a shoe box which contained a large amount of currency. Deputies also located a bag in the closet which contained a large amount of currency. Additionally, deputies located a piece of mail underneath the currency belonging to Durre. A total of $48,408.00 was recovered.
Durre and Coit then allowed deputies to search their four vehicles. Deputies recovered two handguns and ammunition from the trunk of one vehicle along with narcotics paraphernalia.
Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Evansville-Vanderburgh Joint Narcotics Task Force (JTF) were called to assist at the scene. Detectives continued the investigation at two storage units Durre rented near South Greenriver Road and Fickas Road. Inside the storage units, detectives found a large bucket which contained approximately two pounds of suspected K2 along with paraphernalia to distribute the substance.
Durre was placed under arrest and transported to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center and Coit was issued a citation.
The investigation is ongoing and future criminal charges are pending.
Clarksville - Shortly after 8:00 pm yesterday, officers from the U. S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, (Great Lakes Region), the Indiana State Police and Clarksville Town Police arrested Danny Poston, aka-"Danny Diamenz" and "Mr. President", 23, from Pittsburgh, PA and recently staying in Clarksville, IN. He was arrested on a Federal Warrant out of West Virginia for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and three arrest warrants out of Pittsburgh, PA reference gun charges, assault and probation.
Danny Poston was arrested after a tip came into the U. S. Marshal's that he was staying in Clarksville, IN at 1915 Beechlawn Drive. Officers set up surveillance on the residence and were able to arrest Danny Poston after a traffic stop was made near the Kamer Miller Road and Charlestown Road area in Floyd County.
After the traffic stop was completed the investigation led back to the 1915 Beechlawn Drive address in Clarksville where an indoor Marijuana grow was located in the basement of the home.
Danny Poston was incarcerated in the Floyd County Jail awaiting extradition. Any local criminal charges will be pending.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Marshal's Sex Offender Unit and Fugitive Task Force, the Indiana Department of Corrections Parole and the Indiana State Police conducted a Sex and Violent Offender Verification Exercise on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week (Dec. 4th & 5th). The purpose of this event was to do a sweeping and unexpected check of the validity of the reported addresses and other information provided by many of those individuals who are currently registered with the Vanderbugh County Sex and Violent Offender Registry These verified address are then recorded and shown on the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Sex or Violent Offender website.
This sweep is in addition to the random and directed checks that are conducted regularly during the periods of time between mandated registrations.
Information collected will help keep the Vanderburgh County Sex and Violent Offender website up to date and as accurate as possible. Residents of Vanderburgh County can visit the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's website and navigate to the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender web page to search for addresses and names of participating offenders in your area by typing www.vanderburghsheriff.com
The results of the verification are:
- 203 - Verified sex or violent offenders
- 37 - Not verified. We will continue to work to verify these. When verified, if found to be not compliant with their requirements, criminal charges will be pursued.
- 10 - Criminal reports for non-compliance with the registry requirements
- 1 - Felony arrest related to absconded sex offenders
- 4 - Misdemeanor citations for invalid or improper identifications
- 10 - Unrelated felony arrests ranging from active warrants to narcotics possession
SOURCE: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release - December 6, 2012
Evansville, Indiana - United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett, joined by Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Dennis Whichern and U.S. Marshal Kerry Forestal, today presented more than one-hundred pairs of designer shoes to Vanderburgh County Sheriff Eric Williams as part of what federal authorities have dubbed "Operation Goodwill." The shoes were seized from an Evansville drug dealer and will be distributed by Sheriff Williams through the Evansville-Vanderburgh County School Corporation's PTA Clothing Bank.
"This program is a true win-win..it saves Hoosier tax dollars and it will help strengthen community efforts here in Evansville designed to keep drugs out of our schools," Hogsett said. "I believe it also sends an important message that if you engage in criminal behavior such as drug dealing, you will be caught and your ill-gotten gains will be taken away from you."
On November 22, 2012, members of the Evansville Police Department executed a search warrant at the residence of Seth Merrick on Greenfield Road in Evansville. Merrick was arrested for his involvement in the trafficking of hundreds of pounds of marijuana in the Evansville area and law enforcement seized 115 pairs of designer shoes, all of which were unworn and in boxes.
Merrick, who had prior drug convictions from 2001 and 2005, was convicted and sentenced in May 2011 to two years of incarceration. His prosecution was the result of an investigation by the DEA's Evansville Task Force, which includes members of the Evansville Police Department, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office, the Vincennes Police Department, the Daviess County Sheriff's Office and the Indiana State Police.
Subsequently, Hogsett, Wichern and Forestal proposed to transfer the seized shoes to Sheriff Williams as part of "Operation Goodwill," a 15 year-old federal program designed to build goodwill between law enforcement in the community. This proposal was accepted and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office plans to distribute the shoes throughout the community to youths in need in conjunction with the PTA Clothing Bank program.
SOURCE: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office & Department of Justice News Release - December 4, 2012
IVAN JOSEPH STARK, JR.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release:
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Mt. Vernon, Indiana man on multiple out-of-state and local warrants The sheriff's office first received information that Ivan Joseph Stark may be in the area in July of this year. Stark was wanted on warrants out of Colorado, Missouri and Vanderburgh County. Stark was not located at that time.
On October 25, 2012 additional information was developed and the investigation was renewed. On 10-31-12, deputies with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Officer, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force , Indiana State Police and the Posey County Sheriff's Office located Stark at a Posey county residence. He was arrested without incident.
The address was his residence which he shared with his wife under an assumed name. He was apparently married under this name and had established an identity as a professional fisherman and race car driver. A 2011 Toyota Sequoia that was reported stolen from Broken Arrow, OK was also recovered. Deputies discovered information leading the to the recover of a stolen race car in Clarksville, TN.
Stark was arrested and is currently housed in the Vanderburgh County Detention Center for the $2,500 for the local warrant as well as no bond holds for the out-of-state warrants.Arrested:
Ivan Joseph Stark, Jr. aka Bobby Joseph Stark, age 40 - Mt Vernon, INCharges:
- Warrant - Forgery - $2,500 bond, Vanderburgh County, IN
- Warrant - Theft, Fraud by Check - $30,000 bond, Larimer County, CO
- Warrant - Larceny - $50,000 bond, Jefferson City, MO
- Warrant - Larceny - No Bond Info, Jefferson City, MO
- Warrant - Fraud - No Bond Info, Jefferson City, MO
- Warrant - Larceny - No Bond, Douglas County, CO
- Warrant - Theft, Fraud by Check - No Bond Info, Lakewood PD, CO
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release:
On February 12, 2012, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into a home invasion robbery that had just occurred at 5120 Big Cynthiana Rd. After robbing the homeowner at gunpoint, the suspects fled in a vehicle. The homeowner, Ira Beumer, pursued in his own vehicle and after a short pursuit, crashed into the suspect's vehicle. One of the suspects, Antuan Jenkins, was killed in the collision. Two suspects, Nalakeio Bennett and Dezmont Hogan, fled the scene and were apprehended after a short time while on foot in the area. A fourth suspect, Jeton Hall was badly injured and transported to a local hospital. He was later arrested upon his release from medical care.
Sheriff's detectives have continued their investigation into the incident. After considerable review of the facts, comparison of the various statements from those arrested and others combined with the technical analysis of the evidence led sheriff's detectives to believe other persons were involved in the robbery. The investigation continued and with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office Gang Unit, Eric Weston Dunn was developed as an additional suspect in the robbery. An arrest warrant was obtained on April 25th charging Dunn with Burglary Causing Injury Class A Felony, Confinement Class B Felony and Theft Class D Felony. On April 26th, Dunn was located by sheriff's deputies and members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force.
Dunn was transported to the Vanderburgh County Detention Center where he is being held on a $100,000.00 cash only bond.
The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.
Eric Weston Dunn, age 22, 1036 South Lincoln Park Drive
Burglary Class A Felony, Confinement Class B Felony, Theft Class D Felony