Marion man arrested on possession of child pornography charges

GRANT CO. – On March 16, 2023, Indiana State Police Trooper Adam York, along with detectives with the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) arrested a Grant County man on alleged charges of possession of child pornography.

This investigation by York and the Indiana State Police ICAC Task Force began when a tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The tip ultimately led to a search warrant being served on a residence in the 5500 block of East Lakewood Court in Marion, IN by the Indiana State Police.

As a result of the investigation, Michael Drabenstot, 66, was arrested and transported to the Grant County Jail for 10 counts of Possession of Child Pornography, Level 5 Felony.

Anyone having any information related to internet crimes against children are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency or make a report to NCMEC at

The Indiana State Police was assisted by Grant County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police Laboratory Division.