Karl L. Fredrickson, 23, Appleton, was charged in Waupaca County Circuit Court with felony possession of methamphetamine and two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, Deputy Bryan Strobusch was monitoring traffic on U.S. Highway 10 near Reek Road in the town of Weyauwega when he observed a vehicle with a loud muffler and a broken tail light. He made a traffic stop.
The driver, identified as Fredrickson, appeared to have bloodshot, glassy eyes, according to the criminal complaint.
Strobusch asked Fredrickson if he had been drinking and he replied no. When Strobusch asked if he had been in trouble before, Fredrickson reportedly said he had just completed probation on a paraphernalia conviction.
Deputy Nick Traeger arrived at the scene with a dog. Before searching the vehicle, Fredrickson turned over a pot pipe.
Inside the vehicle, Traeger found a rolled up T-shirt with a meth pipe and burnt residue in the bottom of the bowl. A small amount of white crystal that tested positive for meth was also found.
Fredrickson was convicted of possession of marijuana and possession of an illegally obtained prescription drug in July 2013 in Outagamie County.