MO man charged with multiple drug offenses in Sullivan County


SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A man from Missouri with an active warrant was charged with dealing methamphetamine and other drug charges after officers in Sullivan County were called to investigate a protective order violation earlier this month.

According to a news release from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, on March 5 a deputy and an Indiana Conservation Officer found James Wilburn, 39, of Arnold, Mo., at a home in the county where a woman had reported a man there in violation of a protective order.

Wilburn had an active warrant for invasion of privacy and was also considered armed and dangerous, according to the news release.

The officers noted that Wilburn was “extremely nervous, and kept looking back into his vehicle.” The officers then found what appeared to be methamphetamine in his vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded the discovery of 50 grams of methamphetamine, legend drugs and other paraphernalia.

Wilburn was charged with dealing meth, possession of meth, invation of privacy, possession of paraphernalia, posession of a schedule 2 controlled substance and a schedule 4 controlled substance.

He was being held on $74,000 bond.

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