A Weyauwega officer’s attempt to help a stranded motorist resulted in a felony drug bust.
Gabrielle S. Campo, 21, Wausau, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing an officer.
At about 1 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, Weyauwega Police Officer Adam Rogge was on patrol when he observed a man walking westbound on County Road X near the U.S. Highway 10 overpass.
Rogge made contact with the man and asked if he needed help.
The 19-year-old Appleton man told Rogge he and a friend were having vehicle problems, and he had called his roommate to pick them up. He said the vehicle was parked by the storage units up the road.
Then a white Chevy pulled up and Rogge told the man to get into his friend’s car, and he would follow them to the storage units.
When they arrived, Rogge observed four people standing around a blue Chrysler.
When Rogge asked who owned the Chrysler, he was told her name was Erica and that she had run off before he arrived. The information about Erica was sketchy, and nobody seemed actually to know her.
When Rogge asked for identification, two of the four presented state ID cards and one had a bank card.
One of them had no ID and identified herself as “Amanda Becker.”
While Rogge was questioning the people at the car, Deputies Chad Repinski, Bryan Strobusch and Jon Loken, from the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department, arrived at the scene with a canine.
Loken’s canine walked around both the white Chevy and the blue Chrysler and indicated there were drugs in the white Chevy.
Two bags filled with what appeared to be women’s belongings were found in the back seat of the Chevy. The male owner of the Chevy said the bags were not his, and he did not know how they got there.
Inside one of the bags, Loken found a wallet with ID for Gabrielle S. Campo. The photo looked like the woman who had identified herself as “Amanda Becker.”
A records check indicated Campo had several warrants issued for her arrest in May. She had failed to appear for a court hearing in Marathon County, where she faces three separate criminal cases involving credit card fraud, trespassing and felony bail jumping.
Campo was taken into custody.
As Deputy Repinski was transporting Campo to the Waupaca County jail, Campo told him she appreciated how nice he had been. According to the criminal complaint, Campo then asked if she turned something over, if he could just throw it out the window.
Repinski replied he needed to know what it was first. Campo then allegedly pulled a meth pipe out of her bra.
Deputies reported finding meth and pot in her bra and underwear.