Teen faces felony pot charge
Police found four teens in a parked car that smelled like marijuana. One of them was charged as an adult.
Garvin H. Durrant, 17, Waupaca, is charged with felony delivery of marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor bail jumping.
Around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, Waupaca Police Officer Matthew Batte was patrolling Swan Park when he saw a red vehicle in the northern parking lot by the community garden.
As he approached the vehicle, Batte saw four people inside the car.
According to the criminal complaint, when the driver, a 17-year-old girl, rolled down the window, Batte noticed the smell of burnt marijuana.
The officer asked Durrant, who was the front seat passenger, to step out of the vehicle. The two walked to Batte’s squad car.
When Batte asked Durrant about the odor, Durrant reportedly said there was no marijuana and he did not know what the officer was talking about.
Batte searched the vehicle and reported finding shake and stems on the floor and inside the handle of the front passenger door. He also reported finding a pipe with pot residue.
About 6 feet from the driver’s side door, officers found a large cellophane bag with 25-30 marijuana buds. A freshly burnt blunt was found about 4 feet from the bag.
Durrant eventually said the pot was his, according to the complaint.
He was released from custody after posting a $2,000 signature bond.
On Oct. 31, 2018, Durrant was charged with obstructing an officer and subsequently released on a $500 signature bond with the conditions that he not possess any illegal drugs and not consume any alcohol.