An Indiana State Police Trooper with the Indiana Toll Road was on his way home from work Friday night, October 15th when he arrested Sarah Elizabeth Smith.
The trooper made a traffic stop around 10:50 p.m. near the 231 mile marker southbound on US31. This is just north of US 6.
Sarah Smith, 26, of Claypool was a passenger in the car and was found to have a warrant out of Whitley County. Once at the Marshall County Jail it was discovered that she had marijuana wax hidden in her clothing resulting in two charges of possession of hash oil and obstruction of justice charges along with possession of paraphernalia and possession of a handgun without a permit. Smith was held on a NO BOND.
The driver of the car, 34-year-old Joshua Smith of Warsaw was also arrested for an outstanding warrant for a parole violation and held with NO 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.