Woman faces meth charges
Police arrested a woman for drugs three times in one month.
Brenda L. Anderson, 32, Clintonville, is charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine, four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of marijuana.
On Sept. 12, Clintonville Police officers Tyler Bartel and Andrew Arrieta were dispatched to a home on 14th Street where they spoke to a 16-year-old girl.
The girl told the officers she had seen Anderson doing drugs and had found drugs inside her purse. She handed the purse to the police, who reported finding a bag of needles, a black pouch with two straws, a pipe and small plastic bags with white, powdery residue.
The officers took Anderson to the Clintonville Police Department for questioning.
According to the criminal complaint, Anderson said the paraphernalia belonged to her and the residue was probably meth.
On Sept. 18, Wisconsin State Trooper Kendi Linjer was on U.S. Highway 45 when she observed a minivan with a front seat passenger who was not wearing a safety belt.
Linjer followed the van into the McDonald’s parking lot and initiated a traffic stop. Anderson was identified as the driver.
According to the criminal complaint, when Linjer asked to see her insurance card, Anderson reached for the glove box, then pulled back her hand and said she did not have any insurance on her vehicle.
State Trooper Alex Trofin arrived at the scene with a canine that alerted to the presence of drugs. Anderson then gave Trofin a pot pipe with a full bowl of marijuana, the complaint says.
Linjer reported finding two butane lighters, arm ties and alcohol pads in the vehicle, as well as a rock-like white substance in a plastic wrapper.
Anderson said she thought the substance was road salt. It has been sent to the state crime lab for testing.
Shortly after 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Officer Bartel noticed a Mercury Villager turn north from 15th Street to Anne Street. He recognized it as Anderson’s minivan.
Bartel began following the minivan, reporting that it traveled 18-20 mph, crossed the fog line and swerved to avoid a parked car. He made a traffic stop.
Bartel suspected that Anderson was driving under the influence, but could not smell alcohol.
Waupaca county Deputy Bill Zeamer arrived with a dog that alerted to the presence of drugs.
Bartel searched Anderson’s purse and found a glass pipe with burnt residue and a syringe with a dark liquid that tested positive for meth.