Two Fulton County women were arrested by Marshall County Police on Tuesday, September 7th.
At approximately 8:00 p.m. Officer Bennet with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of US 31 and 4A Road. During the traffic stop, K9 Officer Diesel was deployed and alerted to the presence of narcotic odors in the vehicle.
While conducting a search of the vehicle, officers located suspected ecstasy, narcotics, controlled substances, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
The two occupants of the vehicle were identified as 58-year-old Tamara Lynn Kirby of Kewanna and 42-year-old Charlene Renee Langley of Rochester. They were transported to the Marshall County Jail.
While at the jail, suspected methamphetamine was located on Tamara’s person. Kirby was booked for Possession of Methamphetamine less than 5 grams, Possession of Cocaine or a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia. She was held on a $1,500 cash bond until 3 p.m. on September 8th when her bond was paid. Tamara Kirby was released with a court date of October 5th in Marshall Superior Court III.
Charlene Langley was booked for Possession of Cocaine or a Narcotic Drug, Possession of Controlled Substances, and Possession of Marijuana. She too was held on a $1,500 cash bond and released about 3:15 on Wednesday afternoon with an initial court hearing of October 5th in Marshall Superior Court III.
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.