By Lisa Pett
A 30 year-old Stevens Point man was in circuit court on Monday to answer for charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Nicholas Hope appeared via video feed before Judge Thomas Eagon. According to the criminal complaint, a Plover police officer discovered Hope sitting in a vehicle in Lake Pacawa Park at 2:30 AM on April 4.
When asked for identification, Hope initially provided a false ID and date of birth. After verifying his true identity by way of digital photograph, Hope was arrested on multiple active warrants.
According to court records, the officer discovered a metal pipe that field-tested positive for THC. Hope was charged with obstructing a police officer and possession of paraphernalia.
Eagon determined that there was probable cause for the charges and issued a $1000 signature bond in the case. Hope is scheduled to appear in court again on April 20.