An Elroy man faces criminal charges after police say he was found with drug paraphernalia and materials for manufacturing methamphetamine.
Londyn Forsythe, 42, is charged with possession of materials for manufacturing methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He faces up to six years imprisonment for each charge. He is a repeater for both offenses, meaning his time imprisonment time could be extended by a total of an additional six years.
According to the criminal complaint:
While conducting a traffic stop in New Lisbon Nov. 21, a police officer and deputy made contact with a male passenger, later identified as Forsythe. He stated he did not have identification on him and there “may be a warrant for his arrest through Wisconsin Probation and Parole.”
Upon running Forsythe’s information through to dispatch, the officer was informed there was an active probation hold and “Failure to Appear” warrant on him. Forsythe was then placed in custody.
As he got out of the car, the officer observed Forsythe pull three cell phones out and leave them in the vehicle. The officer also observed open “wounds/sores” on both of Forsythe’s legs. Based on prior career experience, the officer was led to believe the sores were methamphetamine related.
The officer observed “several bags located in the backseat of the car,” as well as a “silver and red in color metallic straw like device that had one end crimpled shut and appeared to have been heated.” The officer determined the device’s appearance to be consistent with a homemade metal methamphetamine pipe.
The New Lisbon drug detection K9 was called in to search the vehicle. The officer asked the driver to remove the bags from the vehicle, she agreed to the search. The search yielded a razor blade, Zippo lighter, blue coffee mug with “a white powder substance coating the inside of it, an unopened box of Sudafed, a first aid burn cream kit, a “small glass vial with a white powder inside”, a candle, white round pellets in a Combos snack bag, a “tin container containing a razor blade and several cut/burnt straw ends”, Energizer batteries, three glass pipes with white residue, and two white soda bottle tops with holes cut into them. One bottle top had a white substance stuck to it, which the officer determined to be “consistent with the production of methamphetamine.”
Forsythe admitted in an interview with law enforcement to using methamphetamine and possession of some of the drug paraphernalia items in the vehicle. He was later transported to the Juneau County Jail.
Forsythe’s case was filed Feb. 27. He is not currently in the Juneau County Jail. His initial appearance in court is scheduled for March 28 at the Juneau County Justice Center.