Fishing tackle? Officer Josh Alexander with Onalaska PD uncovered a fishing tackle box that contained marijuana, scales, and a supply of baggies during a vehicle search.
Felony Possession of Marijuana, ONALASKA, June 13, 2012 - Shortly before 5 pm on June 13, 2012, Officer Josh Alexander with the Onalaska Police Department spotted a red Dodge Neon on FM-356 North. The driver, nor the passenger were wearing seat-belts. Alexander initiated a traffic stop on May Drive right off of 356. The driver of the vehicle, Alexandria G. Boullion, 18, of Onalaska, roused Officer Alexander's suspicion with her nervous behavior. Alexander ran a check on the Boullion and passenger Samuel Paul John, 20, of Livingston. As it turns out, John was arrested in the last two months for possession. Officer Alexander asked for consent to do a vehicle search and Boullion refused. By now, Officer Alexander was backed up by Officer Michael Pleytez (also with Onalaska PD). A narcotics dog was called for and Sergeant Howard Smith with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched with his narcotics canine. During a walk around of the vehicle, the dog reacted indicating possible narcotics in the vehicle. This established probable cause and a vehicle search was initiated. Officer Alexander found a fishing tackle box that had several bags of marijuana, scales, and plastic baggies. Both Alexandria Boullion and Samuel John were placed under arrest and charged with felony possession of marijuana. A rollback wrecker from George White & Sons Wrecker Service recovered the vehicle and it is being stored in Onalaska.
Reeling it in...Officer Alexander reeled in what he was fishing for when he tackled the problem head on.
Officer Michael Pleytez put the cuffs on 18 year old Alexandria Boullion of Onalaska. Boullion was charged with felony possession of marijuana.
Passenger, 20 year old Samuel John of Livingston was also placed under arrest and charged with felony possession.
George White of George White & Sons Wrecker Service recovered the vehicle.
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