Felony marijuana charges being filed against SMS teacher, son PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 00:00

    Two drug-related felony charges were scheduled to be filed by the Scott County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday, November 29, against a Scottsburg Middle School teacher and his son.
    Mark Hildebrand, 56, and his 26-year-old son, Jade, were taken into custody on Tuesday, November 27, at their home on South Double or Nothing Road after nearly three pounds of processed marijuana was found there by Indiana State Police detectives and a trooper.
    State police at the Sellersburg post received a tip about the father and son having marijuana. Undercover detectives and a state trooper went to the  residence and interviewed the pair. After the interviews were completed, a search of the residence ensued. Approximately 2.9 pounds of the leafy illegal substance and several pieces of drug paraphernalia were allegedly discovered during that search, according to a news release from the post's public information officer, Sgt. Jerry Goodin. A photo of the marijuana found was released to the media. It showed a pile of dried marijuana that had been neatly bagged in sandwich wrappers.
    Both men were to be charged with a count each of possession of marijuana over 30 grams and maintaining a common nuisance, both Class D felonies. The charges were to be filed in Scott Superior Court.
    Bond on each was set at $10,000 corporate surety or $1,000 cash. Each offered bail and was released on Wednesday, October 28.
    Their initial court hearings were to be held on Thursday.
    The elder Hildebrand is employed as a physical education teacher at Scottsburg Middle School. He is in his 33rd year of teaching and for several years had also coached the high school's baseball team on which his son played.
    Scott District 2 Superintendent Rob Hooker stated that a separate investigation of the incident has been instigated by the school district. Results of that investigation will determine the action taken regarding Hildebrand's employment, he said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2009 08:34