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Drugs Discovered During Routine Traffic Stop

A Washington County Sheriff's deputy on routine patrol stopped a vehicle on I-41 near State Highway 144, on the morning of October 30 around 1:51 a.m. for no license plates. Upon approach, the deputy detected the overwhelming odor of marijuana from the vehicle and observed open intoxicants in plain view.

A search, based upon probable cause, was conducted and the deputies located nine grams of marijuana, three grams of crack cocaine and over 50 un-prescribed Xanax pills. While being questioned about the contraband, the driver, a 37-year-old Milwaukee man, grabbed the contraband and began to flee on foot while attempting to destroy the evidence. The driver was brought to the ground and Tased while continuing to resist after a brief foot chase. The passenger, a 33-year-old Milwaukee female, was also taken into custody.

Both individuals are held on drug charges that include possession of THC, possession of cocaine, and possession with intent to deliver Xanax. The driver also will face charges for resisting arrest and a Probation and Parole hold.

This is but just one example of how your deputies are first-line criminal investigators and the dangers they face as a matter of “routine”. I am appreciative of all law enforcement’s dedication to protecting our community while most of us lay asleep at night.