Police make felony pot arrest
Barry Rhode, 21, Clintonville, is charged with two felony counts of possession of marijuana as party to a crime and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Sunday, Jan. 25, Sgt. Chris Wendorf, with the Clintonville Police Department, was off duty and driving on State Highway 156 when he saw Rhode at the intersection of Jepson Road and State 156.
Wendorf was aware that Rhode’s driver’s license had been suspended in August 2014 after a marijuana-related conviction in Shawano County.
Wendorf contacted the Clintonville police and reported that Rhode was operating without a license. Officer Tyler Bartel responded and made contact with the occupants of the car in a downtown parking lot.
According to the criminal complaint, Rhode was the driver and Bartel reported smelling the odor of marijuana. He called for a drug-sniffing dog that alerted for the presence of marijuana.
Officers Craig Kamke and Eric Krause searched the vehicle and found 38.6 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag in the glove box, the complaint says.
Rhode has three prior marijuana-related convictions in Outagamie and Shawano counties.