Two from Austin were arrested last night in an apartment complex for dealing meth.

Indiana State Police said Richard Hall, 57, and Dusty Kallembach, were both arrested and charged with the following:

Richard Hall, Austin 

  • Dealing in Methamphetamine – Level 5 Felony 
  • Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of Syringe – Level 6 Felony 
  • Possession of Paraphernalia – C Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Marijuana – B Misdemeanor 

Dusty Kallembach, Austin

  • Dealing in Methamphetamine – Level 4 Felony
  • Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 6 Felony

Around 11:30 Tuesday night, Senior Trooper Mark LaMaster was working an off-duty security job at the Austin Village Apartments in Austin, Indiana.

While working this detail, Trooper LaMaster learned of possible drug activity in one of the complex’s townhouses.

Trooper LaMaster requested Trooper Kyle Taylor come to the complex to further the investigation.   

Once at the townhouse, both officers met the tenant, Hall.

Through the open door Trooper LaMaster also observed Kallembach, whom Trooper LaMaster knew had been issued a no-trespass order from the property.

While speaking with Hall, Trooper LaMaster also observed drug paraphernalia in plain view.  

As the investigation continued, officers eventually conducted a search of the apartment.

During the surch, officers located approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, and a syringe.

Approximately four grams of suspected methamphetamine was also located on Kallembach’s person.  

Troopers LaMaster and Taylor were also assisted by Troopers Tom Basham and Cameron Collins.