More than three ounces of marijuana packaged for distribution and drug paraphernalia were found during a traffic stop Monday in Marshall.  Terrence Tate, 21, of O’Fallon, declined to cooperate with officers who were investigating an alleged drug operation, according to a report from the Marshall Police Department.  K-9 Boomer, a police dog, was used to assist in the search of Tate’s vehicle where authorities reportedly seized between $1500 and $2000 worth of marijuana.

Tate has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.  His bond was set at $15,000, which he posted on Tuesday, according to online court records.  Tate’s scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 6 at 9 a.m.

Press Release from the Marshall Police Department

An investigation into the distribution of controlled substances in Marshall, MO by an Officer of the Marshall Police Department led to an arrest and drug seizure.  Specific information was received about a person and their vehicle.  The Officer followed up on that information and was able to locate a vehicle he suspected of containing controlled substances.

On Monday, 10-21-13, the owner of the vehicle, Terrence Tyrell Tate, 21 years old, from O’Fallon, MO, was contacted about the situation and declined to cooperate with Officers.  K-9 Boomer was brought to the scene and indicated a positive alert for the presence of a narcotic odor coming from the trunk of the vehicle.

A search of the trunk of the vehicle revealed more than three ounces of marijuana packaged for distribution and items of drug paraphernalia.  Street value of the marijuana as packaged is estimated to be $1500 to $2000.

Tate was arrested and charged with Distribute/Deliver/Manufacture/Produce or Attempt to or Possess with Intent to Distribute/Deliver/Manufacture/Produce a Controlled Substance (a Class B Felony) and his bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety.