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PRESS RELEASE

January 11, 2018

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 an executor of an estate was executing a civil action at the estate on County Road 1100 North, east of Potomac Drive, (near Interstate 65 and St. Rd. 10) during which they recovered what was believed to be child  pornography from the residence occupied by 33 year old Raymond W. Upthegrove. These items were surrendered to Jasper County Sheriff’s Officers.

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence from the Jasper County Circuit Court for items of evidence in relation to Child Pornography.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Team with assistance from the Indiana State Police Cybercrime Unit, and the Rensselaer Police Department, executed the search warrant at the Raymond W. Upthegrove Residence at approximately 4:32 pm.

Upthegrove was taken into custody without incident. Multiple items of evidence were recovered from the residence including digital evidence and narcotics.

Upthegrove was charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine a level II felony; Possession of Methamphetamine a level VI felony; Maintaining a Common Nuisance a Level VI felony, Possession of Marijuana a class A misdemeanor and Possession of Paraphernalia a class C misdemeanor. Investigation continues by Sheriff’s Detectives to include possible charges of possessing Child Pornography.

“All Suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law”

By:  Chief Deputy Pat Williamson