A Spooner, WI woman is facing felony methamphetamine possession charges following a traffic stop by the Spooner Police Department on August 30, 2017.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Washburn County Circuit Court, Aleica Springer, of Spooner, WI, was a passenger in a vehicle which was stopped by a Spooner Police Officer on August 30, 2017, at around 11:00 PM. The vehicle was stopped because there was no license plate displayed on the rear.
Officers requested identification from both the driver and the passenger. Springer reportedly was exhibiting erratic movements and nervous behavior as she searched for her ID. The male driver of the vehicle was also reportedly behaving nervously, and after identifying himself, showed the police officer the license plate and said that it had been knocked off the vehicle. The criminal complaint states that officers believed that Springer was under the influence of some type of substance based on her behavior.
The male driver was advised that due to the circumstances, officers would be conducting field sobriety testing with him as he was the driver of the vehicle. After completion of the field sobriety testing, it was decided by the officers on the scene that the male driver was not under the influence of any substances. It is not known to DrydenWire.com at this time if any criminal charges are to be filed against the male driver of the vehicle, so at this time, his name will not be released.
A search of the vehicle was then conducted by officers on the scene and the criminal complaint filed against Springer states that they found a glass smoking device in the vehicle along with the following other items:
- hypodermic needles and a green metal smoking device inside a purse along with Springer's identification
- 2 clear gem bags containing methamphetamine and a glass bubble smoking device inside a glasses case inside an A&W bag
When the items were located inside the purse identified as belonging to Springer, she was placed under arrest and according to the criminal complaint, Springer was yelling at the officer and pulling away from the officer even though the officer was attempting to loosen the handcuffs which Springer had said were too tight.
Officers interviewed both the male driver of the vehicle and Springer and it was determined that the items of drug paraphernalia and controlled substances belonged to Springer.
Online circuit court records show that Springer appeared for a bail bond hearing in Washburn County Circuit Court on August 31, 2017, and was placed on a $500 cash bond which was posted that same day.
A criminal complaint was filed against Springer in Washburn County Circuit Court on September 7, 2017, charging her with Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
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