Marshfield traffic stop leads to drug charges
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD — A traffic stop in the city of Marshfield led to drug charges for Veronica L. Plawman, 24, Vesper.
On Feb. 9 Marshfield police observed a vehicle driving without its headlights on during the hours of darkness. The vehicle was stopped by officers near the intersection of Upham Street and Peach Avenue.
According to the criminal complaint, Marshfield police considered the vehicle’s driver to be lethargic and having difficulty staying awake.
Police identified the driver as Plawman, and a search of Department of Transportation records reflected that she was currently on probation for possession of methamphetamine and must maintain absolute sobriety.
During a search of the driver and her vehicle, officers located two items in Plawman’s fleece jacket that later tested positive for marijuana and methamphetamine.
Plawman allegedly stated that she was delivering the items for a friend and that she had been clean for some time.
She has an open case in Marathon County for felony bail jumping, misdemeanor battery, and disorderly conduct. At the time of the traffic stop, she was out on bond in Wood County for the delivery of heroin.
Plawman was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana, both Class I felonies that come with up to $10,000 in fines and/or three years and six months imprisonment if convicted. She is also charged with bail jumping, a Class H felony that comes with $10,000 and/or six years.