Deputy Bennett with the Marshall County Sheriff Department Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 300 Block of West 1st Road in LaPaz on Monday, July 26th about 4 in the afternoon.

During the traffic stop, K9 Officer Diesel was deployed and alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.  While conducting a search of the vehicle, the deputy located suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The driver, identified as 59-year-old Dale Martin of Lakeville, was transported to the Marshall County Jail and booked for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.

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.