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Seatbelt ticket leads to meth bust

Drug-sniffing dog alerts state trooper

Brenda L. Anderson, 34, Appleton, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was also cited for not wearing a seatbelt.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, State Trooper Eric Heinz stopped a vehicle in Clintonville because the driver and the passenger, identified as Anderson, were not wearing seatbelts, according to the criminal complaint.

The driver, Danielle Berres Herrick, 27, Clintonville, had a suspended license, the complaint says.

Anderson was on probation for prior drug charges.

Because Heinz suspected there may be drugs in the vehicle, State Trooper Alex Trofin arrived with his K9 unit.

The dog alerted to the presence of drugs.

Troopers reported finding needles, alcohol pads and a plastic bag with meth in a purse belonging to Anderson.

Anderson was released on a $2,000 signature bond.

On July 26, 2017, Anderson was convicted of possession of methamphetamine and placed on two years probation with the condition that she not possess or consume any illegal drugs.

After the Oct. 14 traffic stop, Herrick was cited for not wearing a seatbelt and operating while suspended.

Herrick was convicted of possession of illegally obtained prescription drugs on Sept. 29, 2016, and placed on one year of probation.

Her probation was extended for another year on Sept. 7, 2017, and terminated on Oct. 4, 2018.

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