Suspect back in jail
Out on bond, a man was busted again for meth.
Luke A. Sprenger, 30, Readfield, was charged May 7 with possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics and felony bail jumping.
He remains in custody on a $1,000 cash bond.
At the time of his arrest, Sprenger was facing a methamphetamine charge from Feb. 2, when he was released on a $1,000 signature bond.
At 3:15 a.m. Saturday, May 5, Weyauwega Police Officer Justin Malueg pulled behind a slow-moving vehicle that was eastbound on U.S. Highway 10.
According to the criminal complaint, the vehicle was swerving back and forth within its lane and crossing the fog line.
After the vehicle exited from U.S. 10, Malueg made a traffic stop.
The officer recognized the driver as Sprenger because he had arrested him for possession of meth following a traffic stop at 10 p.m. on Feb. 1.
Malueg described Sprenger as droopy-eyed and slow to respond when he pulled him over on May 5.
While Malueg was questioning Sprenger, Waupaca County Deputy Curtis Much arrived to assist.
Much was standing on the passenger’s side of the vehicle when he noticed a water bottle in the center console. He saw something in the water.
The officers searched the vehicle and reported finding a metal container with a large chunk of crystal meth and a gem bag with two bindles of heroin.
A sealed plastic container with brown powder in it was found in the center console, the complaint says.
When Much opened the container, some of the powder went airborne and the officers scrambled away from the car.
They arrested Sprenger on a warrant issued Feb. 21 after he failed to make a court appearance related to the earlier drug charge.