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Funeral Director Allegedly Attempted To Sell Pills

Posted On August 06, 2013

image(Greendale, Ind.) – An Aurora man is accused of attempting to sell prescription pills and having a handgun without a license.

 

Kris Denney, 38, is a local funeral director at Fitch Denney Funeral Home in Greendale.

 

In April of 2012, detectives with the Dearborn and Ohio Counties Special Crimes Unit learned from an anonymous tip that Denney was allegedly dealing prescription pain medications. A confidential police informant had told police that Denney was involved in illegal drug activity for the next several months, according to what detectives claimed in a probable cause affidavit.

 

Last September, Denney allegedly arranged to sell 20 Oxycodone pills for $600 to the SCU’s confidential informant in Greendale.

 

Officers confronted Denney in the convenience store parking lot where the sale had been arranged. They located a .45 caliber handgun in his vehicle. He allegedly had no permit for the handgun, but told officers that the permit was “in the mail.” Denney had told the detectives of the handgun prior to the search which he had given consent for.

 

In addition to 19 Oxycodone pills found during the search, detectives located a single phentermine pill. Two suboxone sublingual film wrappers were in Denney’s wallet. He did not have prescriptions for the drugs, but claimed he had purchased them from a “guy in the city.”

 

In the affidavit, investigators said that Denney admitted the reason he had come to the convenience store was to sell 10 pills and receive money the would-be buyer owed him.

 

Denney was formally charged on Monday with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Phentermine), and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Buprenorphine) – all Class D felonies. Additionally, he was charged with Carrying a Handgun Without a License, a Class A misdemeanor.

 

During his initial appearance in Dearborn Superior Court II on Monday, Denney pleaded guilty to one of the counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. The three other charges were dismissed. The plea was taken under advisement by Judge Sally Blankenship.

 

Sentencing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4.

 

Denney’s attorney had no comment on the case Monday.

1 comments
Charlie409
Charlie409

How can this not be looked into further. 3 counts of possession of controlled substance, and illegal possession of a firearm.  Why would it not have been Possession with intent to distribute, or sale of prescription drugs?   This was not a third person accusation it was Negangards Drug Task Force that was involved in person.  Then after they say they caught him red handed in the act, Negangard drops 3 of the 4 Felony charges, and takes a plea for possession?  Quite sure many others wonder if this is a clear case of friends of Negangard.  Oh and by the way don't take him to jail for mug shot and finger prints and no bond is required??  Lastly lets allow him to be the first person in our new Veterans Drug Court, so we can sweep it all under the rug.  By the way, this Veterans court was not even available when he was charged, but wait long enough and we will create something to help our good old buddies.  This is Negangard to a tee.  What a joke the prosecutors office is. He should change his name to NeganGOD....