An Oregon woman faces drug charges after a vehicle stop in Juneau County.
Kelly Lamb, 46, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of tetrahydrocannabinols and possession of drug paraphernalia. She faces up to three years imprisonment for the first charge.
According to the criminal complaint:
While on duty on Dec. 7, a Wisconsin state trooper observed a dark blue van come to a stop on the right shoulder of the road at mile marker 64 near the crossover on I-90/94. The driver activated the van’s hazard lights and remained inside the vehicle.
The trooper pulled behind the van and activated the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights. The van driver, a woman later identified as Lamb, immediately stepped out of the vehicle and “tried to wave (the trooper) away from the scene.” When the trooper did not leave, Lamb said she had help on the way. The trooper stated she should remain in the vehicle.
The trooper approached the passenger’s side window and introduced himself, but Lamb “spoke very fast, making it difficult to understand her.” Lamb stated she had put oil in the vehicle but was now having engine problems and did not know what was wrong with the van. She stated her dad was coming to help.
The trooper asked for her driver’s license and proof of insurance. Lamb stated she did not have proof of insurance because the van was not hers, and the driver kept proof of insurance with him. She handed the trooper her driver’s license.
While speaking with Lamb, the trooper observed “her speech continued at a rapid pace and her body, especially her arms, moved more than the average person.” The trooper suspected this may be the result stimulant type drug use.
While running Lamb’s license, the Trooper discovered her license had been suspended for failure to pay a forfeiture and she had a non-extraditable warrant out of La Crosse County for failure to appear in court involving possession of paraphernalia.
The trooper requested the assistance of a Juneau County Deputy and a K9. The trooper reported he “observed an unusual amount of movement inside Lamb’s vehicle while running the license check.”
The trooper asked Lamb if she knew her license had been suspended. She replied she knew it was not a valid license but she had to drive because “her mother was in the hospital.”
The Juneau County deputy asked Lamb if there was anything illegal in her vehicle. She replied “Yes,” and explained she had a small amount of marijuana and a small pipe.
The trooper instructed Lamb to exit the vehicle. Lamb complied and the Trooper performed a search of Lamb’s person. Nothing of evidentiary value was found. She was then placed in the pack of the deputy’s squad car.
The trooper and deputy then performed a search of the vehicle. They found a green purse between the driver and front passenger seat. Inside the purse they found “a black metal pipe with burnt marijuana residue inside (and) a clear plastic sandwich bag with marijuana in it.” Additionally, the trooper and deputy found “a small reddish clear gem bag containing whitish clear crystals,” which were suspected to be methamphetamine, a small “whitish clear glass pipe” with burn marks on the bottom side, and prescription bottle prescribed to an individual other than Lamb containing 5 mg Oxycodone pills.
After the vehicle search, Lamb was arrested for possession of THC, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia. Lamb was then transported to Juneau County Jail.
The crystals were tested and presumptively confirmed the presence of methamphetamine. The bag of marijuana was found to be 1.6 grams, and the methamphetamine was found to be approximately .9 grams. A total of 44 5mg Oxycodone pills were found in the prescription bottle.
Kelly is not currently in Juneau County Jail. She is due in court on Jan. 8 at the Juneau County Justice Center.