TIME of Incident: 10:51 P.M.
WHO Involved: David Verdick, 56 of Arena, WI and Ruby Clary, 58, of Richland Center, WI
WHERE Incident Happened: City of Richland Center
Sheriff Clay Porter reports that on the evening of 11/22/22, a Deputy of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop in the City of Richland Center for expired registration. During the traffic stop, Deputy Schildgen developed reasonable suspicion and deployed his K9 Aron for a sniff of the vehicle. K9 Aron alerted to the presence of narcotics. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, the driver David Verdick was found to be in possession of 1.8g of a crystalline substance that later tested positive for Methamphetamine. Verdick was also placed through Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and showed signs of impairment. The passenger Ruby Clary was found to be in possession of narcotic pills she did not have a prescription for, and 2 pipes that later tested positive for Methamphetamine. Both Verdick and Clary showed to be out on open bonds for drug related charges as well as on active probation. All charges will be forwarded to the Richland County District Attorney’s Office for Prosecution.
Sheriff Porter would like to remind any community members that may have information concerning a crime to contact the Richland County Sheriff’s Department at (608) 647-2106. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Richland Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 647-CLUE (2583). Anonymous tips can also be submitted through the P3 App at p3tips.com or by downloading the P3 tips app.
ARREST or CHARGES: David Verdick – 961.41(3g)(g) Possession of Methamphetamine; 946.49(1)(b) Felony Bailjumping; 346.63(1)(a) Operating while under the influence
Ruby Clary – 961.41(3g)(am) Possession of Controlled Substance; 961.573(1) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; 946.49(1)(a) Misdemeanor Bail Jumping