Charles Winkelman was convicted of Unlawful Possession of a Syringe on Tuesday.
Charles W. Winkelman. Photo by Dearborn County Sheriff's Office.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A Brookville man has been convicted in Dearborn County on drug charges.
Charles W. Winkelman, 36, was convicted of Unlawful Possession of a Syringe and found to be a Habitual Offender by a six-person jury during a one-day trial on Tuesday.
Winkelman was arrested in late August at a home just north of Interstate 74. Police responded to the home after receiving a report of an individual behaving erratically and potentially under the influence of a controlled substance, who was harassing his parents and sister.
According to a news release from Prosecuting Attorney Lynn Deddens, officers noted that Winkelman was exhibiting signs of being under the influence of methamphetamine.
During a search of Winkelman’s property and surrounding area, investigators discovered a used syringe. At trial, jurors found Winkelman to be a Habitual Offender based on three prior unrelated felony convictions in Dearborn and Ripley counties.
A sentencing date was not released.