Officer John Weir with the Plymouth Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a passenger car Wednesday, March 29th at about 10:45 in the morning. The vehicle was stopped for an expired plate in the 500 block of West Jefferson Street.
The report states that both subjects of the car immediately exited the vehicle and left two babies in the back seat. Kimberlie S. Wright, 29, of Plymouth became irritated and kept trying to get into the car and shut the door. 74-year-old Dwayne F. Benac, also of Plymouth, attempted to interfere with Wright’s arrest after Officer Weir detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle was conducted, and a handgun was also located.
Both Dwayne Benac and Kimberlie Wright were taken into custody and transported to the Marshall County Jail. They were booked in for Resisting Law Enforcement and Wright was also charged with Possession of Marijuana. They were each held on $750 cash bonds.
The babies were released to a relative.
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