South Bend firefighter faces drug charges after traffic stop

Published: May. 3, 2016 at 2:39 PM EDT
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A South Bend firefighter has been charged after he was allegedly found with drugs and paraphernalia during a recent traffic stop.

According to Elkhart police, 39-year-old Aaron Murdoch Randall was stopped for a traffic violation early Saturday morning.

Officers found marijuana, marijuana cookies, and drug paraphernalia.

Randall was arrested after he failed a field sobriety test and a drug recognition evaluation.

South Bend Fire Chief Steve Cox confirmed to NewsCenter 16 that Randall is a South Bend firefighter and that he was formally charged Tuesday morning.

According to court documents, Randall was charged with: operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering a person: misdemeanor class A; possession of marijuana: misdemeanor class B; and possession of paraphernalia: misdemeanor class C.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Randall had not been suspended or placed on leave. Chief Cox told us that he will make that decision once he has more information.

The Board of Public Safety will have the final say on Randall's status.