A flashlight and some crystal meth that were found on a driveway led to an arrest.
At 10 a.m. Sunday, July 17, Waupaca County Deputies Curtis Much and Andrew Thorpe met with a woman living on County Trunk E in the town of Lind.
The woman told the officers she found a flashlight and zipper pouch in her driveway that morning. They had not been there when she arrived home at 11 p.m. Saturday.
Inside the blue pouch, the deputies reported finding crystal meth, drug paraphernalia, two clear glass pipes, a yellow tablet labeled caffeine and a blue bandana.
While Much and Thorpe were still at the woman’s home, Detective Sgt. Tim Myers was driving on County E near Spencer Lake Bible Camp when he saw Jordon T.D. Schneider, 22, Waupaca, walking along the road.
According to the criminal complaint, Schneider has a history of drug use and has been homeless since his parents kicked him out of their house. They live on County E.
When Myers informed Much and Thorpe about Schneider, they responded to the area to question him.
Thorpe informed Schneider that “we believed we located some property of his. He denied having used methamphetamine and denied that the blue pouch was his,” the complaint says.
The officers reported finding a small amount of marijuana in Schneider’s possession. His sister later told the deputies the blue pouch looked like one that belonged to him.
Schneider is charged as a repeat offender due to multiple prior convictions for possession of marijuana, theft, disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping.
He is now charged with felony possession of marijuana and faces up to 3 1/2 years in prison if convicted.