05/28/14 On Wednesday, May 21st at 4:00 P.M. Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Les McFarland initiated a traffic stop on 30 year old Anthony Olsen of Antioch, Illinois for speeding at U.S. 30 and Iris Road. During the traffic stop Deputy McFarland searched the vehicle and located what was believed to be a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia. Anthony Olsen was given a court date and a case report will be forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office for review and formal charges being filed.
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