On February 20, 2018 at 2:46pm, Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Ted Robertson stopped a white Lincoln Navigator on SR 163 just west of SR 63, for operating erratically on northbound SR 63 prior to the stop. 

The driver was identified as 23-year-old Chaise Xavier Kohl of Terre Haute, IN. A routine driver’s license check revealed Kohl was wanted on felony warrants out of Vigo County for criminal mischief and criminal residential entry. 

Senior Trooper Robertson requested assistance from Vermillion County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Hennis and his K-9 partner “Scout”.

A positive K-9 indication was displayed on the vehicle and during further investigation, approximately (8) grams of Marijuana, (1) gram of Crystal Methamphetamine, (4) Hypodermic needles, a bag of Belbuca Hydrochloride wipes, scales, and various items of drug paraphernalia. 

Kohl was incarcerated in the Vermillion County Jail on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Hypodermic Needles, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

The case was investigated by ISP S/Trooper Ted Robertson with assistance of VCSO Deputy Chad Hennis and “Scout”. 

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.