In August 2016, Detective Kurtis Wallace with the Madison Police Department met with a Madison Police confidential informant. The informant stated they were familiar with a person they identified as Zachary Robbins. The informant further identified Robbins as a being a source of methamphetamine in Jefferson County Indiana. The informant stated they could purchase methamphetamine from Robbins.
In August 2016, Madison Police Detectives Wallace, Tyson Eblen, and Jonathon Simpson investigated two controlled narcotics purchases for methampehine with assistance of the confidential informant. On both occasions after allegedly meeting with Robbins, the confidential informant was able to purchase a crystal-like substance from Robbins that later field tested positive for methampehine.
On September 19, 2016, Detective Wallace located Robbins at an address on Highland Drive in Madison. Detective Wallace was also aware that Robbins had an active arrest warrant out of Switzerland County, Indiana for allegedly failing to appear for sentencing on a burglary charge. Detective Wallace, Madison Police Patrolmen Brian Wyatt and Shawn Scudder, along with Trooper Andrew Garrett with the Indiana State Police, were able to take Robbins into custody without incident. Robbins was arrested on the following preliminary alledged charges:
Zachary Robbins, 21, of Madison
Warrant for failure to appear-Burglary-Class B Felony
Dealing in methamphetamine-Level 4 Felony
Dealing in methamphetamine-Level 5 Felony