Police stopped a Wisconsin-registered car with a Nevada plate, then arrested a Colorado man for meth.
Robert P. Boyce, 56, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Shortly before midnight Sunday, July 10, Waupaca Police Officer Samuel Van Dinter was dispatched to the Kwik Trip on West Fulton Street.
A clerk had notified police that an intoxicated man was driving away from the store in a silver Audi with no front license plate.
Van Dinter located and followed a silver Audi with a Nevada license plate northbound on Franklin Street. He reported that the car was traveling 11 mph in a 25-mph zone. After the car turned onto Granite Street, the officer made a traffic stop.
When Van Dinter ran a records check on the 1990 Audi’s vehicle identification number, he discovered the car was registered in Wisconsin. The Nevada license plate was registered to a 2013 Volkswagen.
When Officer Wesley Zube arrived to assist, he found the Nevada plate was affixed over another license plate.
Van Dinter conducted a field sobriety test and concluded Boyce was under the influence of a controlled substance. He requested the county send a canine unit.
Deputy Bill Zeamer arrived with his dog, which alerted for the presence of drugs in Boyce’s vehicle.
In the trunk, Van Dinter found a glass pipe with residue that tested positive for meth. He also found two prescription bottles with another person’s name on them. The prescriptions were for methocarbomol, a muscle relaxant, and cyclobenzaprine, a pain medication.
Boyce was released from custody on July 11 after posting a $1,000 cash bond. He is currently residing in Ogdensburg.