WHO Involved: Tyler J. Smith, 35 of Muscoda
Amanda J. Jones, 27 of Blue River
WHERE Incident Happened: Crossroad Drive and State Hwy 60
What happened: Sheriff Clay Porter reports that on 05-17-22, a traffic stop was conducted on Crossroads Drive just off of State Hwy 60 in Richwood Township. During the investigation, deputies learned that a passenger in the vehicle, Tyler Smith, was giving a false name. Smith was detained and later found to have a warrant out of Richland County. During a search of Smith, deputies located approximately 19 grams of a white crystalline substance, in three separate baggies, that later tested positive for methamphetamine. Also located on Smith were two used syringes, a Suboxone strip, and approximately $417.00 cash. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a digital scale where Smith was seated, as well as marijuana and a glass pipe in the possession of Amanda Jones-another passenger in the vehicle. Smith was arrested and transported to the Richland County Jail. Jones was cited for the marijuana and drug paraphernalia and released from the scene. All charges will be forwarded to the Richland County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Smith is also out on two bonds from Richland and Crawford Counties for similar drug charges. Richland County was assisted by the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force during the stop.
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) 674-2106. 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: Smith – 961.41(1m)(e)3 Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Distribute, or Deliver Methamphetamine 10-50g, 961.573(1) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 961.41(3g)(b) Possession of Schedule III Drug, 946.41 Resisting or Obstructing Officer, 946.49(1)(b) Felony Bail Jumping (2 Counts)
Jones – Ordinance 90-5 Possession of Marijuana, Ordinance 17-13 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia