Marshall County Police arrested two out-of-county men on various possession charges this weekend.
On Sunday, December 17th, just before 8 p.m., Officer Wozniak initiated a traffic stop on a white 2000 Buick LeSabre on U.S. 30 near the intersection with King Road. During the investigation, one of Marshall County’s canine officers responded to the scene. Diesel conducted a free-air sniff and alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle officers located multiple syringes, legend drugs, and suspected fentanyl.
The driver, 56-year-old Darrin J. Whitehurst of Columbia City, and passenger, David D. Hopkins, 52, of Fort Wayne were both transported to the Marshall County Jail.
At the jail, Whitehurst was found to be concealing suspected methamphetamine on his person. He was processed for unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of methamphetamine.
David D. Hopkins was lodged for unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of a legend drug.
Both men were given $1,500 cash bonds and will appear in Marshall Superior Court II on January 23.
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