A Wednesday, May 2 traffic stop of a vehicle that was apparently displaying an illegible rear license plate resulted in both the driver and his passenger's arrest. The routine traffic stop was conducted by an officer with the Waukesha Police Department shortly after 4 p.m. at the intersection of E. St. Paul Ave. and Maria St.
An incident report in the matter reflects that officer conducting the stop noticed that the temporary license plate that the car was displaying was illegible as he passed through an area he was patrolling. The driver apparently pulled over when requested to do so by the officer, but reportedly produced an invalid driver's license when he was asked to provide one.
It's unclear how the stop for the illegible license plate and driving permit evolved, but ultimately, the driver of that vehicle was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
That man's passenger was also taken into custody by police on suspicion of a number of drug charges. He was later booked into jail, charged with possession of Adderall, an amphetamine, drug paraphernalia and possession with an intent to deliver methamphetamine offenses.
He also apparently had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Kenosha County for having skipped bail in a felony case. It's unclear what the charges were in that unrelated matter.
Drug charges such as the ones that the men in this case were charged with include both misdemeanor and felony offenses. Drug paraphernalia charges often carry with them fines and potential jail time. Convictions for offenses such as drug possession and trafficking offenses can carry much harsher penalties, including lengthy stays in state or federal prison.
If you've been arrested on suspicion of having possessed, sold or manufactured some type of narcotic, then a Waukesha attorney can advise you of your rights in your legal case.
Source: Waukesha Patch, "Waukesha traffic stop leads to drug charges: Report," Scott Anderson, May 03, 2018