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Martin police arrest man on drug charges

Martin police arrest man on drug charges
The Martin Police Department arrested Marshall E. Randle last Friday and charged him with possession of schedule VI with intent and driving on a revoked, suspended or cancelled license.
Recovered was 2.5 ounces of marijuana and $120 in U.S. currency.
The incident began when Patrolman Patrick Dilday observed a 2003 Ford Explorer traveling west on K Street and allegedly going 45 in a 30 mile per hour zone, according to an incident report.
Dilday initiated a traffic stop on K Street at the intersection of East Hill Street.
Upon making contact with Randle, the driver, Dilday noted in the report that Randle appeared to be uneasy and nervous.
According to the report, Randle stated that he thought his driver’s license was valid.
Dilday conducted a driver’s license check, and the check came back indicating that Randle’s license had been suspended out of Weakley County for failure to provide evidence of financial responsibility action in June 2012, according to the report.
Patrolman Karl Jackson arrived on the scene to assist, and Randle was asked to exit the vehicle, according to the report.
Jackson then used his drug-detection K-9, Samo, to conduct a free air sniff around the vehicle, according to the report.
Samo gave a positive alert on the passenger side front door of the vehicle, according to the report.
Randle allegedly told officers that he did have some marijuana in the center console of the vehicle, according to the report.
Based on the K-9 alert, officers began searching the vehicle and found one cellophane bag containing a green leafy substance believe to be marijuana and weighing approximately .68 grams.
Randle was then taken into custody without incident and charged.
Published in The WCP 2.28.13

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