By Jacob Mathias
After a K-9 unit indicated the presence of drugs during a traffic stop, a Stevens Point woman faces multiple felony charges.
Brittani Brunette, 23, is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell THC, each of which carries a maximum sentence of up to a $10,000 fine, three years and six months imprisonment or both if convicted. Her driving privilege may also be suspended for between six months and five years.
Brunette made her initial appearance in Portage Co. Circuit Court on July 18.
According to court documents, a Portage Co. deputy was driving northbound on Torun Rd. on Jan 10 when he observed a vehicle traveling toward him at a high rate of speed at around 4:06 PM. The windows of the vehicle were frosted over, making it impossible to see, according to the complaint.
The deputy executed a traffic stop and made contact with the male driver and passengers, including Brunette. A K-9 officer indicated the presence of drugs.
The driver told the deputy there was nothing illegal in the car. When Brunette exited the car she told the officer she had marijuana in her backpack.
“Everything in the car is mine. Those guys didn’t have anything to do with it,” said Brunette.
When the deputy searched the woman’s backpack they discovered two clear plastic bags of marijuana, a bag containing seven individual bags of marijuana, two bags containing methamphetamine, a meth pipe, a note pad and a scale. The marijuana was packaged in a manner that indicated it was for sale, the complaint said.
Brunette is free on a $2,000 signature bond and returns to court on Aug. 15 at 3 PM for a preliminary hearing.