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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Deputy Allen County prosecutor quits over pot charge"

From a story by Rebecca S. Green in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:

A deputy Allen County prosecutor has resigned, about two months after being caught with marijuana at a concert.

David B. LeBeau, 41, was issued a ticket for possessing less than 30 grams of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.

According to Allen County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Michael McAlexander, LeBeau entered the pretrial diversion program in Hamilton County and verbally resigned from the local prosecutor’s office late last month. * * *

LeBeau, assigned as the section chief for Allen County Circuit Court, handled predominantly cases involving drunken-driving offenses.

According to a police report from the Indiana State Excise Police, LeBeau was standing near the rear of a car in the parking lot of the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville before the Dave Matthews Band concert on Aug. 1.

Excise officers walking the parking lot saw Lebeau “holding and smoking a hand-rolled cigarette.” One of the people he was talking to pointed out the officers and LeBeau walked toward his car, according to the report.

The officers identified themselves and ordered him to drop the cigarette, which he did. The officers noticed a clear plastic bag containing marijuana and cigarette rolling papers sitting in plain view on the console. When asked whether there was anything else in the car, a woman with LeBeau handed officers a paper wrapper that contained four additional hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes and one partly rolled cigarette.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 10, 2009 08:43 AM
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