Probation check results in arrest of Underwood resident for dealing methamphetamine PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

A routine probation check in 2013 at a house on South High Street in Austin has resulted in recent charges filed against a man who resides in the Underwood area. Scott County Probation Officer Scott Pool and Indiana State Trooper Matt Busick conducted the probation check on Gary D. Amick, 23, at the residence in December of last year. According to the probable cause affidavit,  the officers were allowed into the home, and Pool was initially told that Amick had a small amount of marijuana, a probation violation. When Pool attempted to check on Amick’s statement, the bedroom to which he was directed was padlocked. Amick supplied the key, and showed Pool where the marijuana was located, in a box under a bed. The box certainly contained marijuana, five plastic bags of it. It also had a digital scale, 43 pills identified as Alprazolam, a controlled substance, and three plastic bags of methamphetamine.

Charges filed in Scott Circuit Court on May 15 against Amick included a Class A felony of dealing in marijuana, a Class C felony of dealing in a Schedule 4 controlled substance, and Class D felonies of dealing in marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. Bail on the charges was fixed at $75,000 corporate surety bond or $15,000 cash by Judge Roger Duvall. The judge accepted a preliminary plea of not guilty from Amick, who was then assigned an initial jury trial date of October 21. Amick has been provided with a public defender.