On Thursday, September 14, at approximately 11:00 p.m. a Marshall County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Deputy conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle in the area of Michigan Road and Veterans Parkway.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 41-year-old Mariah C. Keilman of Plymouth.

The passenger of the vehicle was identified as 54-year-old Karen Krause of Plymouth.

During the traffic stop, K-9 Officer Diesel conducted an open-air sniff around the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotic odors in the vehicle. While the K-9 Deputy was conducting a search of the vehicle, Mariah and Karen allegedly attempted to discard suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia underneath the K-9 Deputy’s patrol vehicle. Additional suspected methamphetamine and legend drugs were also located in the vehicle.

Mariah Keilman and Karen Krause were transported to the Marshall County Jail where they were both booked for Possession of Methamphetamine, Less Than 5 Grams as a Level 6 Felony, Obstruction of Justice as a Level 6 Felony, Possession of a Legend Drug as a Level 6 Felony, and Possession of Paraphernalia as a Class C Misdemeanor.  They were each held on $1,500 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 by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.