Meth Possession Charges Follow Drug Task Force Search
By Jacob Mathias
A Stevens Point woman faces felony charges for possession of methamphetamine after a search of her bedroom uncovered methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The Stevens Point Police Department, along with the Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at the home of 29-year-old Amanda Smith on the 2600 block of Indiana Ave. on July 13.
The defendant was home during the search and willingly let investigators into the house.
During the search of Smith’s bedroom police found a plastic baggy in a shirt pocket which contained marijuana residue. They also report finding a marijuana bud on the floor of the bedroom along with a metal pipe used for smoking.
Two bags containing what was positively tested to be methamphetamine were also found in the defendant’s bedroom along with a straw commonly used to inhale drugs.
Smith made her initial appearance in Portage County Circuit Court on Sept. 12 for charges of felony possession of methamphetamine. If convicted of the charge she could see a maximum sentence of a $10,000 fine, three years and six months imprisonment or both.
She is also charged with misdemeanor possession of THC, which carries a maximum sentence of a $1,000 fine, six months imprisonment or both. A final charge of possession of drug paraphernalia could add up to a $500 fine, or 30 days jail time or both.
The defendant is free on a $1,000 signature bond and returns to court on Oct. 25 at 3:00 PM for a preliminary hearing.