Two from Austin were arrested on meth charges

SCOTT CO. – Around 11:30 Tuesday night, Senior Trooper Mark LaMaster was working an off-duty security job at the Austin Village Apartments in Austin, Indiana.

While working on this detail, Trooper LaMaster learned of possible drug activity in one of the complex’s townhouses. Trooper LaMaster requested Trooper Kyle Taylor come to the complex to further the investigation.   

Once at the townhouse, both officers met the tenant, 57-year-old Richard Hall. Through the open door, Trooper LaMaster also observed Dusty Kallembach, 43, of Austin, whom Trooper LaMaster knew had been issued a no-trespass order from the property. While speaking with Richard Hall, Trooper LaMaster also observed drug paraphernalia in plain view.  

As the investigation continued, officers eventually conducted a search of the apartment. During the search, officers located approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and a syringe. Approximately four grams of suspected methamphetamine were also located on Kallembach’s person.  

Both subjects were arrested on the following charges: 


Richard Hall:  

  • Dealing in Methamphetamine – Level 5 Felony 
  • Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of Syringe – Level 6 Felony 
  • Possession of Paraphernalia – C Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Marijuana – B Misdemeanor 

Dusty Kallembach:

  • Dealing in Methamphetamine – Level 4 Felony
  • Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 6 Felony

Troopers LaMaster and Taylor were also assisted by Troopers Tom Basham and Cameron Collins.