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Felony charges follow traffic stop

Cop finds pot on teen passenger, arrests adult driver

Matthew A. Lins, 29, Waupaca, is charged with felony counts of contributing to the delinquency of a child and bail jumping, as well as misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

On April 4, Waupaca County Deputy Bryan Strobusch pulled over a vehicle with a loud exhaust on Tower Road in Waupaca.

Lins was the driver and a 16-year-old boy was the passenger.

According to the criminal complaint, Strobusch noticed the aroma of marijuana.

When he searched the teen, Strobusch reported finding a glass pipe packed with pot and some marijuana in a plastic sandwich bag.

Strobusch also found a glass pipe with pot residue in the center console, the complaint says.

Lins was released from custody on a $5,000 signature bond. He faces up to six years in prison if convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a child.

On Sept. 8, 2015, Lins was convicted of three misdemeanor counts of theft, placed on two years of probation and ordered to pay $2,178 in restitution and court costs.

He also entered into a deferred prosecution agreement for two felony counts of burglary that were charged as part of the same case.

Terms of the agreement included that he not commit any more crimes and that the bond set when he was initially charged remain in effect.

On Sept. 12, 2017, a review hearing extended Lins’ probation and agreement for one more year.

On March 28, 2018, Lins was convicted of misdemeanor charges of bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was assessed $1,148 in fines and court costs.

Lins is scheduled to appear in court on April 20 to determine if his deferred prosecution agreement will be revoked.

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