Marshfield traffic stop leads to drug charges
By Hub City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – A traffic stop in Marshfield led to drug charges in Wood County Court for three Marshfield residents.
On Dec. 31, Marshfield police officers observed a vehicle traveling on Central Avenue driving in a “jerking” fashion with one burnt out brake light.
Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Jerome J. Verch, 36, police could detect the odor of marijuana (THC), but a search of the vehicle produced no evidence.
Verch allegedly admitted to having marijuana at his residence. While officers were in the process of writing a warrant, Verch consented to have his residence searched.
Meanwhile, other officers were at the Verch residence, when a man exited the home. A pat down of the man, identified as Mikhael S. Parrson, 33, revealed a small bag of green leafy substance which tested positive for marijuana.
A search of the home produced marijuana, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.
Verch was charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of THC – second offense and up, as well as one misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Lindsey R. Ellis, 24, who resides with Verch, was charged with one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor charges of possession of THC and drug paraphernalia.
Parrson was given a misdemeanor charge of possession of THC.
Verch was two prior THC convictions in Wood County Court.