According to authorities, on Jan. 12, 2013, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Hayti Officers observed a 40-year-old white male, later identified as Martin Culver, 40, go to a residence and observed what appeared to them to be a drug transaction.
Officers then allegedly observed Culver leave the residence and failed to use a turn signal. As a result, he was stopped for that traffic violation. Hayti Officers then obtained consent to search the person and during the search, they located several controlled prescription pills located in the subject's pocket. Culver was subsequently arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Officers processed the subject and transported him to the Pemiscot County Justice Center on a 24 hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges through the Prosecutor's Office.
On Jan. 13, 2013 the Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney's office filed formal charges against Culver.
Culver appeared in Pemiscot County Division II court on Monday Jan. 14, 2013, where his bond was set at $100,000. He is scheduled to next appear in court Feb. 14, 2013.
Culver is currently on a five year stint of supervised probation, which he was sentenced to in September 2012 after being granted a suspended imposition of sentence. The probation is in connection to an incident that occurred in January 2011 when he was charged with 20 counts of forgery and one count of felony stealing over $25,000. He was one of seven city employees of Hayti, that were being paid with county funds by the Pemiscot County Commission after false invoices were submitted and approved by the commission for approximately the three years.
Under the rules of the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole, Culver was to comply with the following: consume no alcohol, nor enter a business where alcohol is the main item of sale; submit to A.C.T. to determine use of alcohol or controlled substance; enter and complete any program of personal counseling recommended by SPO; make restitution in the amount as determined by SPO and follow the payment schedule; pay court costs, excluding jailboard bill, within 12 months; and pay $300 to the Pemiscot County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund (PCLERF).