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Meth bust in Manawa

Deputies arrest two men after making traffic stop

Two felons with prison records are now in county jail with $5,000 cash bonds.

Darrin T. Young, 30, New London, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Carl J. Breneman, 33, Winnebago, is charged with possession of meth, carrying a concealed knife and possession of paraphernalia.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, Waupaca County Deputy Curtis Much stopped a vehicle on South Bridge Street.

According to the criminal complaint, the vehicle had a loud exhaust and a small donut spare tire on the rear wheel.

A woman was driving the car, and there were two male passengers.

Much ran a background check on the front seat passenger, identified as Young.

He found that Young had active warrants from the state Department of Corrections and Outagamie County.

Backup officers arrived at the scene.

As Young stepped out of the car, a gem bag fell to the ground.

The deputy escorted Young to the front of his squad car to conduct a body search.

Much reported finding a syringe loaded with meth in Young’s pocket.

The man in the back seat initially identified himself as “Carlos Miller” and refused to give further information, the complaint says.

Officers found a 10-inch knife in a brown sheath tucked in his waistband.

He eventually identified himself as Carl Breneman. He also had an active warrant through the DOC.

While searching the vehicle, officers found 2.75 grams of meth, two used syringes, nearly 200 gem bags and digital scales.

At the jail, officers reported Young had five $100 bills, all with the same serial number and Chinese characters on the back.

Both men have been charged as repeat offenders, which can add up to four years on their prison sentence.

They face up to 3 1/2 years in prison if convicted of possession of meth.

Prior criminal records

On Aug. 17, 2006, Young was sentenced to 35 months in prison after a conviction for delivery of amphetamine on Aug. 17, 2006.

He returned to prison for one year after his extended supervision was revoked on Nov. 10, 2009.

On April 26, 2013, Young was sentenced in Outagamie County to three years in prison for possession of narcotics, burglary and felony bail jumping.

Young was released on extended supervision on April 19, 2016, then revoked and returned to prison four months later.

He was released again on Aug. 22, 2017, then returned to prison again on Feb. 8, 2018.

Young’s most recent release from prison was April 2, 2019.

Young’s other convictions include six counts of theft, three counts of criminal damage to property, delivery of amphetamine and bail jumping.

Breneman was sentenced on Jan. 6, 2017, in Outagamie County to two years in prison for possession of amphetamine with intent to delivery.

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