Marshfield man faces charges of marijuana possession
By Joe Bachman
WOOD COUNTY — A Marshfield man faces repeat charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, which if convicted, could equal a sentence of 3 years and 6 months imprisonment, a $10,000 fine, or both.
Nicholas Quinlan, 32, has been charged with possession of marijuana when authorities found it in his possession during a traffic stop.
According to police reports, on Sept. 3, 2015, a trooper had conducted a traffic stop on County Road H and Fairhaven Road near the town of Lincoln. After a photo ID was shown by the defendant, the trooper reportedly noticed a strong odor coming from the vehicle, which was believed to be that of burnt marijuana.
Quinlan allegedly admitted that he was smoking marijuana in the vehicle, and upon further questioning he reportedly admitted to carrying and handed over a bag of marijuana. Tests would later confirm the substance as marijuana.
Court reports indicate a prior conviction of marijuana possession in 2002. Quinlan is currently out on a $2,500 bond and had a preliminary hearing on Jan. 22.