Archive - May 22, 2012 - News Article
PLYMOUTH â€” Officers with the Marshall County Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team with the assistance of the Marshall County Police, Indiana State Police, and State Excise Police executed a search warrant at the Marathon gas station located near the intersection of U.S. 30 and Queen Road May 9.
During the search, multiple packages of synthetic marijuana were located and seized. The establishment was issued a citation from the Indiana State Excise Police. No arrests were made, but a formal criminal case is being forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor's Office.
MARSHALL CO. â€” Terry Kovacs, Jr., Jenny Keeton, and Christa Padilla were arrested Monday at approximately 6:30 p.m. at a residence on Cook Lake Trail.
The Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team of Marshall County executed a search warrant at the address after a four month investigation. They were assisted by the Marshall County Police, Bremen Police, Indiana State Police, and Plymouth Police. During the search multiple items associated with manufacturing methamphetamine were located and three suspects arrested.
CULVER â€“ A Culver man was taken to the Fulton County jail after a Monday morning drug bust of nearly $1.4 million in marijuana.
55-year-old Kevin Back was charged with dealing, possessing, and growing marijuana, and maintaining a common nuisance, after what Fulton County police describe as a three-month investigation.
Back was allegedly growing 1,139 marijuana plants at a home on North State Road 17 in Culver. Officers, bearing a search warrant, found the plants as well as indoor growing equipment at the residence during an 8:15 a.m. raid.
PLYMOUTH â€” 25 students at Menominee Elementary School have been eating a little more over the weekends since November, thanks to a national non-profit program called â€śBlessings in a Backpack.â€ť
Chris Garner and Ellen Stillson, two local moms, decided to begin the Blessings program at Menominee this year, with principal Michael Dunnâ€™s approval. Each Friday, Garner and Stillson fill 25 backpacks with two breakfast items, two juice pouches, two lunches, and two snacks, and deliver the backpacks to the kids.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin told county commissioners Monday that he is looking into reinstating a K-9 unit for the Sheriffâ€™s Department.
â€śWeâ€™ve had an absence of a dog since 2010 when our former dog retired,â€ť said Chamberlin.
He added that job duties for the officer paired with a dog had been posted at the Sheriffâ€™s Department, and he had three candidates as of Friday.
â€śWe are not hiring anybody, I want to make that clear,â€ť said Chamberlin. â€śThis is going to be a lateral move within the department.â€ť