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   A probation home visit on Wednesday, March 2nd, landed two men in jail after they attempted to flee on foot from officers and were found to have drugs in their possession.  Sheriff’s Investigator Michael Day and Officer Tommy Steen with the Department of Community Corrections went to 631 CR 508 in the Midway area to visit with parolee DAVID DZIABULA. 

     When officers arrived, they observed another parolee, CHRISTOPHER  CODY TABLER, standing near a vehicle parked on the property.  TABLER began to run away from officers who then began chasing after him.  As officers rounded the corner of the residence, they observed TABLER to be carrying a black bag and also observed DZIABULA running with him.  Both parolees stopped running near the end of the property and surrendered to the officers.  They were both taken into custody.  Officers had seen TABLER throw the bag he was carrying.  When officers began to search, they found some cans with screw-off bottoms that are used to conceal contraband. 

     Officers found and seized approximately seven (7) grams of methamphetamine in a form described as “Mexican Ice”, as well as several hydrocodone and diazepam tablets.  In addition, a smoking pipe and several bags of a green, leafy substance tentatively identified as “K-3”, a synthetic marijuana product, were also seized, as was approximately $550 in cash.  The methamphetamine had a street value of approximately $700.

     CHRISTOPHER CODY TABLER, 28 year old of CR 604, and DAVID DZIABULA, 30 years old of 631 CR 508, are both currently incarcerated in the Baxter County Detention Center, both being charged with:

Possession of Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine – Felony
Possession of Controlled Substance – Hydrocodone and Diazepam – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Habitual Offender – Felony
Parole Violation – Felony

     Bond for both on the drug charges is set at $50,000, with no bond holds on the Parole Violations.  They will appear in Circuit Court on March 10th.


/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff