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[ISP] Henderson Man Arrested for Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud
Start Date: 10/11/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 10/11/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
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Vanderburgh County – Thursday afternoon, October 11th, Indiana State Police arrested Samuel J. Ballou, 27, of Henderson, KY, for Conspiracy to Commit Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud, a Class D Felony.  Ballou was arrested at approximately 4:00 p.m. after he turned himself in at the Vanderburgh County Jail.  He was later released after posting a $2,500 cash bond.

Indiana State Police Detective Vinnie Gieselman initiated a criminal investigation in January after receiving information suspicious prescriptions were filled at a pharmacy in Vanderburgh County.  Further investigation revealed Ballou allegedly obtained blank prescriptions from an Evansville physician and later provided them to James Wood, 25, of Henderson, KY.  Wood allegedly used the blank prescription to obtain 90 units of Roxicodone, which is a controlled substance to relieve pain.

Wood was arrested on July 10th for Conspiracy to Commit Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud, a Class D Felony.  He was released from the Vanderburgh County Jail after posting bond.

ARRESTED AND CHARGE:
Samuel J. Ballou, 27, 3465 Sycamore Cove, Henderson, KY
1. Conspiracy to Commit Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud or Deceit, Class D Felony

Investigating Officer: Detective Vinnie Gieselman, Indiana State Police

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Todd Ringle
Phone: (812) 868-2153
Email: tringle@isp.in.gov
Samuel Ballou
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