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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Ind. Courts - St. Joe deputy prosecutor resigns following drug arrest

Madeline Buckley has the story here, in the South Bend Tribune. It begins:

A deputy prosecutor with the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office resigned Monday afternoon after police in Ohio arrested him over the weekend for possession of marijuana.

Police on Saturday arrested John Rulli, 44, a prosecutor in the traffic and misdemeanor division, in Shawnee Hills, Ohio, a community northwest of Columbus.

An officer with the Shawnee Police Department saw two men who appeared to be preparing to urinate in a lightly wooded area around 6 p.m., a police report said.

The report said one of the men, identified as Rulli, ran when he saw the officer, and threw away something from his pocket.

The officer asked Rulli what he threw away, and he replied "marijuana and a one hitter," referring to a pipe, the report said.

The officer eventually recovered the marijuana and the pipe and arrested Rulli.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 3, 2014 11:30 AM
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