By Joe Bachman
A K-9 search of a vehicle has led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Wisconsin Rapids resident.
According to police reports, on Dec. 28 a Nekoosa police officer observed a vehicle traveling on Market St. and stopped the vehicle for a suspected graduated driver’s license violation. Officer’s identified a man in the backseat as David Lunde.
A K-9 Unit arrived to execute a perimeter search of the vehicle which led to the indication of the presence of a controlled substance coming from inside. Inside, police found a zipper pack containing a digital scale and a glass pipe with white residue on it.
Two gem baggies were also found inside of an inner pouch, both containing white crystal-like substances believed to be methamphetamine.
Police spoke to Lunde, who allegedly told them that the methamphetamine and glass pipe did not belong to him, though admitted that they would find his fingerprints on the zipper pack because he held the the pack in the past. He also stated that while they would also find his fingerprints on the digital scale and the bag containing the methamphetamine, that they were not his, but that he simply held them.
According to court records, Lunde was convicted of methamphetamine possession on Dec. 15, 2016. If convicted, Lunde faces up to three years and six months imprisonment for possession. His initial appearance is scheduled for Jan. 30.