A traffic stop by County Officer Wozniak early Thursday morning, September 19th resulted in the arrest of two people from Illinois for drugs.
At 2:25 the officer stopped a box truck in the area of US 30 and Tulip Road. During the investigation, Officer Wozniak`s canine partner Irok was utilized for a free air sniff around the exterior of the vehicle. He showed a positive indication for drugs. A probable cause search of the vehicle resulted in the findings of methamphetamine, Ecstasy, Heroin, 23 syringes and other paraphernalia items were located in the truck.
The driver of the vehicle, 34 year old Nina M. Caparelli of Illinois was taken to the Marshall County Jail for False Informing, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia. She was also found to have an active felony warrant through the State of Missouri. She was held on a $4,500 cash bond.
The male passenger, 50 year old George A. Brown of Illinois was lodged for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia. He was held on a $4,500 cash bond.
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.