Traffic stop becomes narcotics bust
A Clintonville couple face felony drug charges after a deputy pulled them over for speeding.
Alex M. Meyer, 24, is charged with felony possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Brandon M. Reichert, 25, is charged with felony possession of marijuana and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Shortly before 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30. Waupaca County Deputy Curtis Much clocked a car traveling 71 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. Highway 45 near Bear Creek. He made a traffic stop and identified the driver as Meyer and the passenger as Reichert.
As he spoke to Meyer, Much noticed the aroma of marijuana. He asked her where the marijuana was.
Reichert reportedly replied, “That was quick. What are you, a super spy?”
Later, Reichert handed a grinder and a small bag of pot from the glove compartment to the deputy.
Much also found a medicine bottle with no label and 22 pills.
According to the criminal complaint, Meyer initially said they were prescription Tylenol, then admitted they were Vicodin and that she did not have a prescription.
Much continued searching the vehicle and found a wallet with $1,578 in cash.
When interviewed by Deputy Josh Krueger, Meyer said she takes two to three pills daily and started taking the pills about four years ago.
Reichert was convicted of misdemeanor possession of marijuana in September 2011 in Marathon County.