A traffic stop on State Road 331 early Thursday morning November 30th lead to the arrest of two people from Tippecanoe.

 At approximately 12:44 a.m., Sergeant Les McFarland with the Marshall County Sheriff’s department made a traffic stop in the area of State Road 331 and Center Street, in Tippecanoe for a traffic infraction. Officers also located illegal drugs and methamphetamine inside the vehicle.

MugShot_Gabriel GeldnerDuring the traffic stop, it was suspected that the driver, 41 year old Gabriel Levon Geldner of Tippecanoe was under the influence of a controlled substance.  He was transported to a hospital for a certified chemical test and arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating while intoxicated, controlled substance.     

MugShotRichard Hensley (66 yrs)A passenger in the vehicle, 49 year old Richard Hensley also of Tippecanoe was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Deputy Rick Prater assisted in the traffic stop. 

A case report will be completed and forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor`s Office for review and formal charges being filed. 

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.