Man faces drug charges after wreck


Jackson County Sheriff’s Department officers responding to a wreck arrested a man on drug charges.

Daniel James Hoene, 42, of Seymour faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and operating a vehicle while intoxicated after the incident reported Friday.

Officers Jordan Hawn and Alan Jones and Sgt. Ben Rudolph responded to State Road 58 and West County Road 850N southwest of Spraytown following a report of a personal injury wreck.

Hoene had to be extricated from his vehicle by personnel with the Pershing Township Volunteer Fire Department. Police said Hoene had minor injuries from this wreck and other injuries from a previous accident.

After Hoene was out of the vehicle and Hawn began speaking to him, Hawn said Hoene showed signs of impairment. Hawn then found methamphetamine and paraphernalia in a bag Hoene was holding between his legs.

Hoene complained of pain and was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for evaluation.

Hawn requested a search warrant for Hoene’s vehicle. Once all of the evidence was collected, Hawn said he found more than 28 grams of meth along with acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate pills.

Since Hoene was in the hospital, Hawn filed for an arrest warrant on Hoene for the three charges.

On Monday, Hoene was located in Bartholomew County and transported to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where he was booked in at 6:06 p.m. without bond.

Police said Hoene had been serving 20 years of house arrest for a previous drug dealing charge. That was handed down by former Jackson Circuit Court Judge William Vance.

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