Huntingburg couple arrested on multiple charges

HUNTINGBURG — A Huntingburg couple was arrested Wednesday for dealing in methamphetamine, among several other charges.

Narcotics detectives with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office received complaints over the past few weeks about possible illegal drug activity at a Huntingburg residence. The sheriff’s office and Huntingburg Police Department officers visited the residence Wednesday to investigate and conduct a welfare check on a possible resident. Police spoke to April Blackwood, 45, and found probable cause to obtain a search warrant of the residence.

During the investigation, William Blackwood, 54, who was not present when officers arrived, returned home. A search of the property by detectives found approximately 10.5 grams of methamphetamine, a sheet of LSD, approximately 78.4 grams of marijuana, narcotic medications without a valid prescription and drug paraphernalia.

Both Blackwoods were arrested following the search. William Blackwood was charged with dealing in methamphetamine of an amount of 10 or more grams, a Level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine between 10 and 28 grams, a Level 4 felony; dealing in marijuana with a prior drug offense conviction, a Level 6 felony; possession of marijuana with a prior drug offense conviction, a Level 6 felony; dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance, a Level 6 felony; maintaining a common nuisance with a controlled substance, a Level 6 felony; possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia with a prior conviction, a Class A misdemeanor.

April Blackwood was charged with dealing in methamphetamine of an amount of 10 or more grams, a Level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine between 10 and 28 grams, a Level 3 felony; dealing in marijuana with a prior conviction for drug dealing, a Level 5 felony; possession of marijuana with a prior drug offense conviction, a Level 6 felony; dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance, a Level 5 felony; maintaining a common nuisance with a controlled substance, a Level 6 felony; possession of a controlled substance with enhancement, a Level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia with a prior conviction, a Class A misdemeanor.




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