With three pending felony cases, a Waupaca man was arrested after a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 10.
Daniel R. Wetzel Jr., 29, is charged with three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of felony bail jumping and one count of misdemeanor bail jumping.
Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Strobusch pulled over a vehicle with a loud muffler.
After identifying the driver as Wetzel, who faces multiple drug-related charges, including delivery of heroin, Strobusch called for assistance from Deputy Jon Loken’s K-9 unit. The dog alerted on Wetzel’s vehicle for the presence of drugs.
Strobusch reported finding a blue straw with white residue in it, and Naloxene, a medication used for heroin overdoses.
Inside the vehicle, officers said they found a small scale they suspected was used for weighing drugs, several pieces of aluminum foil and a second straw with residue.
On Dec. 10, 2013, Wetzel was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and theft. He was released from custody on a $2,500 signature bond with the condition that he not possess any illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia.
On Dec. 30, 2013, Wetzel was charged with three drug-related offenses, as well as misdemeanor and felony bail jumping. He was released on a $1,000 signature bond with the same conditions.
On July 25, 2014, Wetzel was charged with four counts of delivery of heroin and remained in custody on a $10,000 cash bond. About a month later, he was released on a $10,000 surety bond co-signed by his mother.