Marshfield man arrested on drug charges
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – A 40-year-old Marshfield man was arrested after he was found in possession of over 90 grams of methamphetamine, during a Feb. 25 traffic stop by the Marshfield Police Department.
“An officer stopped the vehicle at 2:25 a.m. in the 800 block of South Central Avenue knowing the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. He then requested the assistance of K-9 Rika who alerted to the presence of a controlled substance in the vehicle,” a police department release stated.
“The resulting search yielded two bags of suspected methamphetamine totaling 16.9 grams, and a larger bag of suspected methamphetamine weighing 73.4 grams. The potential street value of this amount of methamphetamine could be $9,000.”
The man was taken into custody and transported to the Wood County Jail.
Charges of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, felony bail jumping, and misdemeanor bail jumping are being requested through the Wood County District Attorney’s Office.
“As a department, we frequently give the K-9 well-deserved credit as an important part of our crime detection efforts. But, we cannot say enough about the effort, awareness and decision making of the officers involved in this case. This is simply one example of the many ways our officers have a positive impact on the community on a daily basis,” stated Marshfield Police Lieutenant Dennis Keffer.