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Police Find Money, Drugs During Crash Investigation

Last updated on Tuesday, December 15, 2009

(SPRAYTOWN, IN) - A man who escaped a Jackson County car wreck without serious injury, could be facing charges of dealing methamphetamine.

Daniel Hoene reportedly drove his vehicle about 100 yards off Indiana 58 and into a homeowner's yard at around 8:02PM Sunday evening.

Witnesses found Hoene slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle but responsive.

Daniel Hoene.jpgDaniel Hoene

Hoene was taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for an existing medical condition and later transferred to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Meanwhile as Jackson County law enforcement investigated the wreck, police discovered $3,000 in cash and several items related to the manufacture of methamphetamine including toluene and pseudoephedrine inside Hoene's car.

Money - Chemicals.jpgA picture courtesy of the Jackson County Sheriff Department of the items found inside Hoene's car.

Charges of dealing methamphetamine, a Class A felony, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and operating while intoxicated on drugs have been requested from the county prosecutor.

Jackson County Officer Jeff Walters was assisted by county Officer Ben Rudolph, county Reserve Officer Greg Murphy and Pershing Volunteer Fire Department personnel in the case.

Thanks to TribTown.com for their help with this report.

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