On Thursday, August 18, at approximately 3:00 AM Officer Jordan Rans conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 30 west of U.S. 31 for traffic violations.

During the course of the stop, K9 Officer Bear was deployed to conduct a free air sniff around the vehicle. He alerted to the presence of the odor of narcotics emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted, and Officer Rans found a few pounds of suspected marijuana, nearly a half-pound of suspected mushrooms, suspected methamphetamine, suspected cocaine, and several vapes containing THC.

The driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Christopher K. Weschler of Aurora, Colorado was arrested and lodged in the Marshall County Jail for several drug charges. He has been issued a Marshall Superior Court III date of September 20th for his initial hearing.  Weschler is being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $1,500 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 by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.