On Friday, October 6th, at approximately 1:18 AM, Marshall County Officer Wozniak initiated a traffic stop on a white 2006 Kia passenger car in the area of Rose Road and Lincoln Highway. During the traffic stop the front seat passenger, Joseph T. Bihlmayer, was found to have two active warrants through Starke County.
Officer Wozniak was assisted by Starke County K9 Officer Travis Schieber. Officer Schieber utilized his K9 partner Zardoz, who indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. A search of the
of the vehicle resulted in the findings of two used syringes underneath the front passenger seat, a baggie of 3.5 grams of heroin hidden underneath the floor carpeting at the drivers feet and many other paraphernalia items.
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.