Marshall County Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Possession Arrest

When Marshall County police pulled over a speeding vehicle on Friday afternoon, a simple traffic stop turned into an arrest when officers stumbled on a cache of marijuana and paraphernalia in the purse of the back seat passenger.

At approximately 2 p.m. on Friday, patrolman Bryant with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of U.S. 31 and 12th Road after he witnessed a vehicle traveling 83 mph in a 60-mph zone. The patrolman then learned that the driver, China Swift, was operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license.

Bryant then requested assistance from patrolman Jeff Sharp and Plymouth Police officer John Weir. Weir’s K9 partner, Jax, indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle and a search was conducted, turning up marijuana and paraphernalia in the purse of Minequa Toliver. She was arrested and transported to the Marshall County Jail for the offense.