02/05/14 On Sunday, February 2nd at approximately 10:30 A.M. Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Bryant conducted a traffic stop on a white passenger vehicle for speeding near the intersection of Michigan Road and Jackson Heights. During the course of the traffic stop, Plymouth Police Officer John Weir and his K-9 partner Jax were requested to assist at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, 44 year old Jonathon P. Ulery of Culver and the passenger, 36 year old Melissa Hisey of Plymouth were checked for contraband and weapons. Officers located controlled substances on both subjects.
A search of the vehicle revealed several key components for the manufacturing of Methamphetamine. Using information from the traffic stop, Marshall County Police obtained a search warrant for Mr. Ulery’s residence in the 18,000 block of 15B Road. Once there officers located Methamphetamine along with several items and vessels used to manufacture Meth. The Indiana State Police Clandestine Unit assisted with the search as well as the removal of the hazardous materials.
Ulery was charged with an illegal drug lab within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of controlled substances 1 & 2 and held with no 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.