CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (WHAS11) -- After weeks of investigation Charlestown Police have arrested 39-year-old Robert Young on several drug charges. Young is the city's sole animal control officer.
"We received numerous anonymous complaints on our tip line about Young," says Major Jason Broady.
According to Broady, Young was arrested after he sold meth to an undercover officer while he was in his city issued car and on duty.
"It was hard to digest to see someone who is suppose the type of responsibilities he had to be doing what he was doing, but on the other hand it it is very rewarding to get him off the street," Broady said.
Police found drug paraphernalia on Young and in his city issued car, which led police to search his apartment at Creekside. Police also found drugs at his residence.
Alaunte Weathers witnessed the drug investigation unfold yards away from Pleasant Ridge Elementary School, he says it was shocking.
"There's kids that live next to me...there's a school nearby. It's just not a good look," Weathers said.
Weathers says it is upsetting a trusted city employee took advantage of his position.
"It's terrible. We're basically paying his paycheck...and his making extra money destroying people's lives," Weathers said.
Robert Young is being held at the Clark County Jail. He faces several felonies including Dealing Methamphetamine, Class A Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine, Class B Felony,Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Class C Felony, as well as several other various drug related charges.