Arrest photo of William Mosley, 18 of Peru

Peru, IN – William Mosley, 18 of Peru is facing charges of Possession of Marijuana following a traffic stop at the intersection of Grant Street and 5th Street on January 12, 2019, at approximately 2:05 a.m.

According to a Peru Police Department probable cause affidavit, Officer Braxton Campbell heard Officer Brindle advise Miami County Central Dispatch that he was initiating a traffic stop at the corner of Grant Street and 5th Street. Officer Bridle then asked for Sergeant Vinopal and Officer Campbell to be en route to assist.

Upon his arrival, Officer Campbell observed Officer Brindle speaking with a male whose name was redacted from the report by the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office. Officer Brindle then asked Campbell for assistance in retrieving identification from all the passengers in the vehicle.

When he approached the vehicle, Officer Campbell could immediately smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Inside the vehicle, Campbell located one female passenger in the front seet, and three males in the back seat.

Each passenger provided identification, and each was searched for “contraband”. A back-seat passenger identified as William Mosley, 18 of Peru, admitted that there was “contraband” located in his shorts. At this point, Mosley was placed into handcuffs. The names of the other passengers were also redacted in the report by the Prosecutor’s Office.

Mr. Mosley was then read his rights and agreed to speak with officers. Mosley advised Officer Campbell that he had marijuana in his shorts and agreed to retrieve it for the officers. Officer Adkins then released one of Mosley’s hands and he proceeded to remove two bags of a green leafy like substance out of his shorts and handed them to Officer Campbell. He was then placed back into handcuffs and put in the back seat of Officer Adkins’ police vehicle.

Mosley was then transported to the Miami County Jail where he was released to jail staff.

The bags of suspected marijuana were taken to the Peru Police Department for testing. The first bag weighed approximately 30.1 grams. The second bag weighted approximately 17.4 grams. Both tested positive for marijuana.

William Mosley faces charges of Possession of Marijuana, a Class B Misdemeanor.

All criminal suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.