WARSAW — A charge that stemmed from a federal investigation of a Winona Lake Police Officer’s wife has been dropped.
Following a federal investigation, Chayla Foster, 40, was originally charged with conspiring to distribute or dispense a controlled substance, a level 6 felony, and a misdemeanor possession charge.
According to court documents, Foster’s felony charge was dismissed as of March 13. Her misdemeanor possession charge is still pending.
Foster was charged after a special agent with the US FDA Office of Criminal Investigation conducted an investigation based on a conspiracy to commit distributing or dispensing a controlled substance.
The affidavit states that in August 2016, a special agent tracked a postal service package containing Tramadol, a controlled substance, to the Foster’s residence. The agent interviewed Foster and her husband, Winona Lake Police Officer Michael Foster, at the residence and was able to identify Foster as the person who placed the order for Tramadol.
According to the affidavit, Foster admitted to ordering Tramadol by email twice a month for approximately two years without a prescription.
Foster stated that she only orders from a single person, but deliveries sometimes come labeled with a different name. Foster also stated that the controlled substance has been delivered to both her home and place of employment.
Foster has not had a valid prescription to Tramadol for over three years.