Drug pipe found after traffic stop in Tippecanoe
TIPPECANOE â€” On Oct. 6, Marshall County Sheriffâ€™s Department officer Les McFarland conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Plymouth Van for a traffic offense at the intersection of West and Center streets in Tippecanoe. The driver was identified as Dustin T. Ford, 21. During the traffic stop, it was discovered that Ford was allegedly violating his learnerâ€™s permit. It was also discovered that Ford had two active arrest warrants, through Marshall County for illegal consumption of alcohol along with possession of marijuana.
MARSHALL CO. â€” A high jail population is costing more taxpayer dollars.
As a result, Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin requested one additional appropriation and two transfers in the total amount of $36,215 at Monday nightâ€™s Marshall County Council meeting.
The extra funds are needed for prisoner meals ($17,000), fuel costs and vehicle maintenance for the sheriffâ€™s department ($15,715), and prisoner supplies ($3,500).
â€śWe have 155 inmates currently in the jail,â€ť said Chamberlin.
According to Chamberlin, thatâ€™s about 40 percent higher than the beginning of 2012.