Alan J. White

FLOYDS KNOBS — A former Business School dean at Indiana University Southeast was arrested Friday on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.

According to a probable cause affidavit, a Floyd County Sheriff’s officer responded to Alan J. White’s residence in Floyds Knobs on Friday night at about 10:30 p.m. to serve a warrant. A woman and a man were in the house, Coby Vaughan and Angus Hublar. White was not at home.

The affidavit says the officer found used syringes, spoons with residue, a short straw, an empty box with a digital scale and a line of a white substance on a small table in the master bedroom’s closet, which tested positive for methamphetamine. Drawers below the table also had several documents inside with White’s name on them.

In the basement, the affidavit says police found more syringes and spoons, along with a pouch of nearly 5 ounces of what tested positive for methamphetamine. Near the paraphernalia and drugs, Vaughn’s belongings and Hublar’s tattoo equipment were found.

The affidavit says Hublar told police that White had just left and denied involvement with the the drugs and paraphernalia. He reportedly called White in front of the police and told him to come back to explain everything to police, but he declined. Vaughan also denied involvement with the drugs and other materials found.

White is an associate professor of finance at IU Southeast. The university issued a statement, declining detailed comments on the arrest.

“Indiana University Southeast learned of a situation resulting in the arrest of a current employee in Floyd County, Indiana,” the statement read. “University and campus officials are aware of the issue and will continue to monitor it closely as the judicial process ensues. Because this is a personnel matter, the university will have no further comments.”

White was arrested in May in Louisville for drug charges and again in August in Floyds Knobs for a warrant on maintaining a common nuisance. In the August arrest, he posted bail.

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