Early Thursday morning, August 4, at approximately 5:15 Marshall County Deputies responded to the area of Fir Rd and 9B Road attempting to locate a suspicious vehicle.
Officer Tempelman located a black passenger car in the area and spoke with 30-year-old Cody Mullins of Pierceton, the driver of the vehicle. They also spoke with the passenger, 29-year-old Hailee Sutherlin of Warsaw. During this time, K9 Officer Bear was deployed to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle. Upon doing so, K9 Bear alerted to the presence of the odor of narcotics or marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, officers discovered Heroin, LSD, methamphetamine, and marijuana inside. Both subjects were transported to the Marshall County Jail and Sutherlin was also found to be in possession of heroin when being booked in.
Cody Mullins was booked and charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Marijuana. Sutherlin was charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Marijuana. They are each being held on $25,000 cash bonds.
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