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On Wednesday, October 12, 2016 members of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Narcotics Team along with Indiana State Police and US Postal Inspectors conducted an operation out of the Demotte Post Office on a subject receiving cocaine through the mail.


At approximately 12:30 P.M., investigating units were on standby in the area of the Demotte Post Office due to cumulative effort involving the aforementioned agencies as a suspected package was awaiting pickup by a suspect.  During the prior investigation, it was revealed that a substance in suspicious package had field tested presumptive positive for cocaine and was to be delivered to a suspect identified as Ted J. Poxon, age 53 of rural Demotte, Indiana.  This package was intercepted and held. 


A second suspected package received an open air search by ISP Narcotics K-9 this resulted in a positive alert for a narcotic substance.  At 1:00 P.M. on October 12, Mr. Poxon retrieved the suspicious package from the US Post Office and was taken into custody at that time.  Examination of the contents by the True-Narc Spectrometer was positive for cocaine.


Poxon was taken into custody on a charge of Possession of Cocaine, a level 5 felony and was transported to the Jasper County Law Enforcement Detention Center.  In the follow up interview, Mr. Poxon stated he received the controlled substance for personal use only.


As the investigation continues, additional charges may or may not become prevalent in the ongoing case.  Mr. Poxon posted a $1,500.00 cash or $15,000.00 Surety bond.






By Terry J. Risner Sheriff