Traffic Stop Leads to Cocaine Arrest

On Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 8:55 PM, Marshall County Officer Wozniak initiated a
traffic stop on a gray 2019 Jeep in the area of US 31 a few miles south of US 6. During
the investigation, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside
the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle resulted in the findings of
marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia, cocaine and ecstasy pills. The driver of the
vehicle, Sharlene Silvas of California, was taken to the jail for possession of cocaine
or narcotic drug and possession of marijuana.

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.

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