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On March 2, 2017 at approximately 5:24 P.M. Jasper County Sheriffs’ Deputies along with Wheatfield Marshal executed a search warrant in the town of Wheatfield at the residence of Michael and Dannae Zylstra.  The investigation was due to a complaint received from the Department of Family Services in regards to an injury to an infant at said residence.

 

During the search warrant, several items commonly associated with narcotics and drug usage was located in the residence.  Some of these items included residue of cocaine and methamphetamine, along with a mixture of heroin and fentanyl.  In total approximately eight separate items were seized as evidence by the Sheriff’s Office and Wheatfield Marshal. 

 

On Friday, March 3rd at approximately 5:30 P.M. Sheriff’s Narcotics Deputies located Michael and Dannae Zylstra on County Road 400 West near the Kankakee Valley High School where a traffic stop was initiated.  At this time, both subjects were initially taken into custody on a forty eight hour Probable Cause Hold.  On Saturday, March 4th charges were filed by Sheriffs’ Officers for the following criminal charges. 

 

Michael A. Zylstra, age 27 of Wheatfield, Indiana:

Neglect of a Dependent Level 6 Felony

Maintaining a Common Nuisance Level 6 Felony

Possession of Methamphetamine Level 6 Felony

Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug Level 6 Felony

Possession of Paraphernalia a Class C Misdemeanor  

 

Dannae V. Zylstra, age 18 of Wheatfield, Indiana:

Neglect of a Dependent Level 6 Felony

Maintaining a Common Nuisance Level 6 Felony

Possession of Methamphetamine Level 6 Felony

Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug Level 6 Felony

Possession of Paraphernalia a Class C Misdemeanor

 

Both subjects were held at the Jasper County Law Enforcement Detention Center on a $12,000.00 Surety Bond or $1,255.00 cash bond.

 

Investigation continues by Sheriff’s Detectives and Wheatfield Marshal.

 

ALL SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.

 

 

By Terry J. Risner Sheriff