On Friday, November 4th, 2022 at approximately 10:30 PM, Marshall County Police, along with LaPaz Fire and Tri-County EMS were dispatched to the Speedway Gas Station in LaPaz for a male unresponsive behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Arriving on the scene, Officer Wozniak located 32-year-old Michael J. Vail of South Bend, alert, but disoriented. During the investigation, the officers could see drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the findings of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, marijuana, and paraphernalia.
Michael Vail was taken to the Plymouth Hospital for jail clearance and later transported to the Marshall County Jail and booked in for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana. He was held on a $1,500 cash bond.
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