Traffic stop leads to meth, marijuana arrests

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On Feb. 18, the Crawford County K-9 Unit initiated a traffic stop on a 2004 Toyota Highlander in the village of Ferryville. The deputy identified the driver as Thong Vang, 44, Eau Claire, and his passenger Starlene Grant, 29, Merrillan.  

During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy identified indicators of criminal activity along with discovering that the passenger Grant was currently on active bond through Trempealeau County for delivery of methamphetamine less than 3-10 grams, possession with intent to deliver heroin less than 3 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

K-9 Breck was deployed for an exterior vehicle sniff and alerted to the presence of one or more controlled substances within the vehicle. A plastic bag with several grams of crystal methamphetamine, several grams of marijuana, several empty plastic baggies and approximately $3,500 cash was located during the search. 


Grant was arrested on suspicion of felony bail jumping, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Vang was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine.

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