KESHENA – Menominee tribal police seized several pounds of marijuana and more than $35,000 in cash early Sunday morning during a traffic stop.
Police had first attempted to stop the vehicle about 1:30 a.m. on State 47 near Midway Road for traffic violations and suspicious activities, but the driver continued and eventually stopped on Midway Road.
A female passenger then attempted to run away on foot, police said, but was caught after a short chase.
She was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and child endangerment and had a felony warrant.
Two teenage children were inside the vehicle at the time of the incident.
A male driver was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, child endangerment and probation violations.
Menominee County sheriff’s deputies responded to assist and the county’s K-9, Ruger, alerted officers that drugs were in the vehicle.
Police uncovered 3.8 pounds of marijuana and $35,221 in cash.
Also uncovered was a small bag containing marijuana and a wax-like substance known as “dabs” in the amount of 208.1 grams.
Police have not yet released the identity of those arrested.
Frank Vaisvilas is a Report For America corps member based at the Green Bay Press-Gazette covering Native American issues in Wisconsin. He can be reached at 920-228-0437 or email@example.com, or on Twitter at @vaisvilas_frank. Please consider supporting journalism that informs our democracy with a tax-deductible gift to this reporting effort at GreenBayPressGazette.com/RFA.
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