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Traffic Stop Ends with Arrests of Peru Man on a Warrant

August 15, 2014

MugShot_Magellan MillerOn Thursday, August 14, at 1:07 a.m. an officer with the Marshall County Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on US 31 near the intersection of 11th Road. The traffic stop was for a moving violation. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the driver, 45 year old Magellan A. Miller of Peru, had an active warrant through Cass County.

Marshall County Police Department Canine Arras was walked around the vehicle and indicated the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle located what is believed to be methamphetamine as well as marijuana. Magellan Miller was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was booked for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana. A hold was also placed for Cass County. The subjects bond was set at $3,000 cash and a court date of September 16, 2014 was set for Superior Court #2.

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.