Marshall man facing felony charge from April incident

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Saline County Prosecutor's Office filed a class D felony charge of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid against Jacob E. King, 23, of Marshall, Wednesday, May 17.

King was additionally charged with a class D misdemeanor of possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less and an infraction of consumption of alcoholic beverage while driving.

According to the probable cause statement in the case, King was stopped at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, after traffic infractions near the intersection of Odell Avenue and College Street in Marshall were reported to police. The officer of record reportedly located King's vehicle at the intersection of Odell Avenue and Arrow Street and observed him to be leaning over to the passenger side of the vehicle.

King was reportedly deemed to not be in a fit state to drive. The officer reports King asked him to move his vehicle out of the street and park it. Inside the vehicle, the officer allegedly located four pills determined to be alprazolam, which is a schedule four controlled substance, a rolled marijuana cigarette, and an open alcoholic beverage about half full. King reportedly failed to provide evidence that the pills were prescribed to him.

Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.