Just after 9 p.m. an officer with the Marshall County Police Department stopped a vehicle on US 31. The driver, 39 year old Nicholas Blackburn was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.
He was arrested and lodged in the Marshall County Jail for Possession of Marijuana and held on a $500 cash bond. His bond was paid on Saturday afternoon just before 2 and he was released with a May 30th court date in Marshall Superior Court II.
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.