Thursday, June 05, 2014
St. Joseph Co. Deputy Prosecutor Resigns Following Drug Arrest In Ohio
A 44-year old deputy prosecutor in the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office, John Rulli, has resigned following his arrest in a suburban community near Columbus, Ohio on drug charges last weekend according to a police report obtained by Fox 28 News. A Shawnee Hills Police officer was on patrol when he noticed Rulli and another man in a lightly wooded area preparing to urinate. When the police officer approached the men, they attempted to flee. One of the men identified as Rulli tossed something into the woods before stopping. The police officer asked Rulli what he threw and he replied, "marijuana and a one hitter. " Police recovered a brown wooden box containing marijuana and a pipe with marijuana residue. Rulli told police that the items belonged to the other man, but the police officer's report claimed it was Rulli who threw them into the woods. Police charged him with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rulli identified himself to the arresting police officer as a deputy prosecutor with the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Officer in town for a golf tournament.