Tuesday evening, February 13th at about 7:30 Officer Fisher with the Plymouth Police Department conducted a traffic stop at U.S. 30 and Oak Drive on a vehicle that had no license plate.

During the officer’s investigation, it was later determined that the passenger in the vehicle, Michael Taylor, 52, of Hazelwood MO had an out-of-county warrant. Taylor was taken into custody and determined he had a syringe and paraphernalia.  Taylor was also in possession of a Schedule 1 drug, methamphetamine, and cocaine.

Michael Taylor was turned over to jail staff with no issues and given a court date and a $1,500 cash bond.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Zachary Horton 34 of Odin IL.  He was found to be a suspended driver.

Officer Vinson arrested Horton and booked him into jail for driving while suspended with a $500 cash bond.

Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is a mere 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.