On Saturday, May 27th, at approximately 1:00 AM, Marshall County Officer Wozniak initiated a traffic stop on a gold 1998 Chrysler van in the area of 9A Road and US 31. During the investigation, the officer detected the odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle. A vehicle search was completed, and the officer located marijuana and a methamphetamine pipe.
The driver, 33-year-old Collin E. Skaggs, and passenger 26-year-old April A. Greene were taken into custody. April admitted to concealing syringes on her person at the scene. Two hypodermic syringes were collected from her.
Both individuals were taken to the Marshall County Jail. April was later taken to Plymouth Hospital due to possible injury from where she concealed the syringes. Collin was found to be in possession of methamphetamine at the jail and was taken to Plymouth Hospital for clearance due to admitting he attempted to consume it to hide it. Both were cleared by a physician and were processed at the jail.
Initial charges for Collin E. Skaggs are Possession of Methamphetamine, Obstruction of Justice, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana. He is being held on a $1,500 cash bond.
Initial charges for April A. Greene are Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, Obstruction of Justice, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana. She too is being held 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.