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On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at approximately 9:47 A.M. Jasper County Sheriff’s 911 dispatch center received a complaint of a male subject who appeared to be unconscious setting in the driver’s seat of a red Ford Ranger pickup.  The subject and vehicle were stationary in the travelled portion of the roadway at the intersection of County Road 1100 North and County Road 600 West which is southeast of DeMotte city limits.

 

Within two to three minutes Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the location and found a subject identified as Cameron P. Hanewich, age 24 of Wheatfield, Indiana as the lone occupant of the red Ford pickup.  Hanewich was by this time starting to become responsive to verbal stimuli but appeared groggy and somewhat incoherent.

 

Sheriff’s deputies observed a clear glass smoking device lying on the driver’s floor board and a clear plastic baggy with a leafy substance protruding from Hanewich’s right pants pocket.  As the subject became more coherent, he admitted to smoking a substance known as spice prior to being located setting in the roadway.

 

A presumptive field test on the substance revealed it to be a synthetic cannabinoid commonly known as spice.  Hanewich was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoid, Level 6 Felony (Hanewich has prior conviction for Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoid) and Operating While Under the Influence of an Intoxicant, Level 6 Felony.  Hanewich was transported to Jasper County Law Enforcement Detention Center where he is currently being held on a $1,250.00 Cash bond or $12,500.00 Surety.   

 

 

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

 

 

 

By Terry J. Risner Sheriff