At approximately 10:00 a.m. February 20th Officer Les McFarland with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department was southbound on Michigan Road observed a red Ford Ranger traveling northbound on Michigan Road in the southbound lane. A traffic stopped was conducted and the driver, 51 year old Rex Lewallen from Syracuse was suspected to be operating under the vehicle while on a controlled substance.
During the traffic stop, a substance believed to be marijuana, marijuana drug paraphernalia, along with methamphetamine drug paraphernalia was recovered.
Lewallen was arrested and booked into the Marshall County Jail for Possession of Marijuana, a class A Misdemeanor, Operating While Intoxicated on a controlled substance, a C Misdemeanor and Operating While Intoxicated with a prior, a Class D Felony.
The bond for Mr. Lewallen is $1,505.00.
Listeners and readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.