Merrill man arrested on meth charges
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has taken a 29-year-old Merrill man into custody on felony drug charges. A deputy spotted the man driving on State Rd. 17 north of Merrill and knew he had a felony warrant for his arrest. The warrant was for absconding from his probation.
The deputy stopped the vehicle with the assistance of Merrill Police Officers on County Rd. G at Sales Street at 11:41 p.m.
The suspect was taken into custody on the warrant charge and the K9 Nina came to the scene and indicated the vehicle contained drugs. A search of the vehicle turned up methamphetamine with a street value nearing $1,000.
The man was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia along with the warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
It is anticipated the man will have a bond hearing on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in branch one.
The matter continues to be investigated by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.