Man faces maintaining, paraphernalia charges

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JASPER — Authorities charged a Jasper man with paraphernalia possession and maintaining a common nuisance after discoveries made at his residence earlier this week.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office went to the 802 Hasenour Ave. residence of 45-year-old Matt B. Leinenbach Tuesday while checking on people with active body attachment warrants.

A deputy reported smelling the odor of burnt marijuana when taking Leinenbach into custody on the active warrant. A later search of the residence located multiple items of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office.

A warrant charging Leinenbach with a Level 6 felony count of maintaining a common nuisance and a misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia was issued Thursday out of Dubois Superior Court.

Leinenbach, believing he had a small claims hearing after posting bond following Tuesday’s body attachment arrest, came to the courthouse Thursday and was advised of the latest charges.

The court entered a preliminary plea of not guilty on behalf of Leinenbach, withdrew the warrant, set his next court appearance for Aug. 12 and remanded him into the custody of the sheriff’s office.

Leinenbach was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 12:13 p.m. He posted a $500 bond later in the afternoon.

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