By Joe Bachman
A married couple have been charged with possession of methamphetamine after security observed them doing drugs in their vehicle.
On Oct. 25, an officer was sent to a casino on the 900 block of County Rd. G in Port Edwards regarding a call of two individuals observed to have been smoking an unidentified substance in their vehicle. Police identified the vehicle and observed the presence of drug paraphernalia, glass pipes and a plastic gem baggie containing methamphetamine.
The two inside the vehicle previously were now held by security and identified as 26-year-old Jessica Newby, and 26-year-old husband Jay Newby. According to reports, Jay was in possession of brass knuckles in his pocket, which is a class A misdemeanor. Jessica initially admitted that both of them were smoking marijuana in their vehicle.
After further discussion, Jay informed police that they were actually doing “hot rails” in the parking lot, which means heating a glass pipe, and then snorting methamphetamine through the pipe.
If convicted, both face up to three years and six months imprisonment, and up to $10,000 in fines. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for Nov. 23.