On Friday evening, July 9th at 10:30 Plymouth Police Officers responded to the report of a possibly impaired driver.
Officer Krynock located the suspect vehicle east bound on US 30 from Plymouth-Goshen Trail and observed several traffic infractions. While attempting to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, the driver, 48-year-old Robert Stevenson of Chicago threw suspected drug paraphernalia out of the passenger window.
During the traffic stop, Plymouth’s K9, Castor alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed heroin and legend drugs.
Stevenson was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, Possession of Heroin, Possession of paraphernalia, and possession of Legend Drugs.
During the investigation, Stevenson ingested a white powder substance, which tested positive for cocaine. He was transported to the St. Joseph ER in Plymouth where he was admitted for medical evaluation.
On July 10 at approximately 3:00 PM, Stevenson was released from the hospital and then transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was also charged with Resisting Law Enforcement and Intimidation. Robert Stevenson was held on a $3,000 cash bond.
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 jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.