Just before 4 in the morning, Officer Laffoon performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation and erratic driving on U.S. 31 and 14C Road.
During the traffic stop Marshall County’s K9 Irok was deployed around the vehicle and gave a positive alert. A probable cause search of the vehicle yielded a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, a substance classified as a legend drug, and drug paraphernalia.
The offender, 40 year old Cory Douglas Torrans was also found to be wanted out of Michigan on a felony warrant, and had a suspended license. He was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was lodged for:
1. Possession of Methamphetamine, a level 6 felony
2. Possession of a legend drug, a level 6 felony
3. Possession of Paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor
4. False Informing, a class B misdemeanor
5. Possession of Marijuana, a class B misdemeanor
Torrans held on a $4,000 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.