Traffic stop leads to drug charges
By Hub City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — A 23-year-old Marshfield man has been charged in Wood County Court with possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop.
On Sept. 7, 2017, Tre J. Gaffney was questioned by police in the parking lot of a Marshfield business after officers observed the vehicle’s loud exhaust.
According to the criminal complaint, a Marshfield K-9 alerted officers to the odor of a controlled substance coming from the vehicle Gaffney appeared to be driving. Gaffney allegedly denied driving the vehicle and said it was not his.
A record check of the vehicle indicated that the vehicle belonged to Gaffney’s grandmother.
After several attempts to have the vehicle unlocked by Gaffney and his grandmother, a locksmith was called.
Upon searching the vehicle, Marshfield police reportedly found drug paraphernalia and substances that were later positively identified for the presence of THC and methamphetamine.
Gaffney is charged with possession of methamphetamine, second offense and over, a class I felony, and possession of THC, second offense and over, also a class I felony. If found guilty, the charges include up to a $10,000 fine and three years and six months imprisonment or both.
Additionally, Gaffney is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, repeater, a misdemeanor that comes with a $500 fine and/or 30 days imprisonment.
Gaffney was charged in Marathon County Court on Jan. 18, 2017, for possession of cocaine and methamphetamine.