Vigo County – December 2, 2020, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Trooper Andrew Mattern was patrolling in the area of 10th Street and Harrison, when he stopped a 2004 Chevrolet for failing to stop at the stop sign. The driver was identified as Thomas Hackl, age 41, of Terre Haute, Indiana. Suspicious activity was detected, and a search of the vehicle was conducted. Trooper Mattern located methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a hypodermic syringe and legend drugs. Further investigation by Trooper Mattern also revealed that Hackl displayed signs of impairment. Hackl agreed to submit to the standard field sobriety test and failed. When he was offered the opportunity to take a certified test, he refused. Hackl was arrested and taken to the Vigo County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.
During the traffic stop it was also discovered that Hackl had an active warrant out of Sullivan County for probation violation and numerous drug related charges.
Arrested and Charges: Thomas Hackl, 41, Terre Haute, IN
- Dealing in Methamphetamine over 5 grams, Felony 5
- Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony 5
- Maintaining Common Nuisance, Felony 6
- Possession of Syringe, Felony 6
- Possession of Legend Drug, Felony 6
- Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated (refusal), Class A Misdemeanor
- Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
- Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor
Assisting: Trooper Brad Fyfe of the Putnamville State Police Post.
All criminal defendants are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.