Benjamin K. Gasch, 23, Wisconsin Rapids, is charged with possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Shortly before 2 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2013, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Strobusch was westbound on U.S. Highway 10, just west of Reek Road in rural Weyauwega.
When he ran a records check of another westbound vehicle, Strobusch found that the license of the vehicle’s owner was revoked due to a second drunken driving conviction.
The deputy pulled the vehicle over. There were two male passengers in addition to the driver, identified as Forest F. Molski, 19, Wisconsin Rapids.
Strobusch noted that all three men appeared nervous. He asked them to exit the car and reported finding drugs and paraphernalia.
Molski was charged Sept. 26, 2013, and convicted Feb. 18 of possession of narcotics. He entered into a deferred prosecution agreement after pleading no contest to possession of heroin.
The second passenger, Rodney R. King, 28, Milwaukee, was charged with possession of heroin. Judge Philip Kirk dismissed the charge after finding King incompetent to stand trial.
Gasch faces up to three years in prison if convicted of possession of narcotics.