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St. Joe County Deputy Prosecutor accused of possession of marijuana

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St. Joseph County Deputy Prosecutor John Rulli has resigned.  Prosecutor Michael Dvorak tells FOX28 he accepted Rulli's resignation around 3:30 Monday afternoon. 

FOX28's Traci Capellman spoke with officials at the Shawnee Hills Police Department in Ohio who provided a police report from an incident Saturday night.

The police report says a corporal on patrol in a residential area when he "observed two males who appeared to be preparing to urinate in public... in a lightly wooded area."  Police say when the two subjects noticed the corporal, they ran.  The corporal reports one of the men, who identified himself as John Rulli, stopped and threw something on the ground into the woods.  According to the report the corporal "asked the suspect what he had thrown to the ground and Rulli replied 'marijuana and a one hitter.'"

Police say they recovered a brown wooden box along with marijuana and a pipe with marijuana residue.

The police report later states "Rulli identified himself being an attorney with the St. Joseph County Indiana Prosecutors office."  Police say Rulli then claimed the items that were thrown on the ground "were not his but rather belonged to the second suspect."  A police spokesperson says it appeared Rulli's friend would take the fall, but the corporal said he saw Rulli throw the box.

Police issued two summons to Rulli, one for possession of marijuana and one for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police tell us Rulli reported he was in town for a golf tournament.  Police say he was arrested, but not put in handcuffs or taken to jail.  Rulli's arraignment is set for June 18th.  We attempted to call Rulli for comment, but haven't yet heard back. 
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