Traffic stop leads to meth dealing charges
On Friday evening at 7:08 p.m., Merrill police received a call reporting that a female subject who had an active warrant for her arrest was just leaving a business on Center Avenue. An officer located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The female was found to be operating the vehicle and was arrested for the active warrant. The Merrill Police Department K9 unit responded to the stop location and Eros had a positive alert on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in officers locating a quantity of methamphetamine packaged for distribution, a large sum of cash and several items of drug paraphernalia. A male passenger was identified and was found to have an active warrant through probation and parole. Both were transported to the jail on their respective warrants. Both were charged with several offenses including possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of meth paraphernalia, possession of THC, possession of narcotic drugs and bail jumping.