On 12/25/2017 at 6:55 am Deputies were dispatched to a one vehicle accident at County Hwy Q and County Hwy ZZ. Upon arrival Deputies located a 2016 Subaru in the ditch. Wesley M. Friederick was identified as the only occupant in the vehicle. Wesley Friederick said he was driving home from LaCrosse when he slide in to the ditch. Wesley Friederick had requested that Wegner Towing assist in removing the vehicle from the ditch. Once the vehicle was removed from the ditch Wesley Friederick gave deputies consent to perform a search of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle deputies located a clear plastic bag with a substance suspected to be methamphetamine. A field test confirmed the bag contained methamphetamine which had a gross weight of 10.6 grams. Deputies also seized a digital scale and a butane torch from Wesley Friederick.
WHEN: 12/25/2017 TIME of Incident: 06:55am
WHO Involved: Wesley M. Friederick
Agencies Involved: Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Richland County District Attorney
WHERE Incident Happened: Near the intersection of County Highway Q and County Hwy ZZ in Dayton Township
ARREST or CHARGES: 961.41(3g)(g) Possession of Methamphetamine, 961.41(1m)(e)3 Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to deliver (greater than 10 grams but less than 50 grams), 961.573 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia