Another traffic stop results in more drug charges for Colfax resident

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE —  A 21-year-old Colfax resident already facing felony drug charges is now in even more trouble.

Jacob H. Foslid was charged with two felony drug charges and one misdemeanor stemming from a traffic stop in early June in the Town of Menomonie.

Foslid’s apartment in Colfax above the Colfax Health Mart also was searched the next day.

A Dunn County Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped Foslid again on October 30 for speeding in the Town of Colfax, and the 21-year-old is now charged with additional felony counts of possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of meth, felony bail jumping and a misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia.

But it gets worse.

Foslid was scheduled to appear in Dunn County Circuit Court the morning of November 9 on the second set of drug charges — and failed to show up for the hearing.

According to online court records, Judge William Stewart issued a bench warrant for Foslid’s arrest and ordered a $2,000 cash bond be forfeited.

Foslid paid the cash bond on November 1.

Speeding

According to the criminal complaint, the sheriff’s deputy stopped Foslid at 2:30 a.m. October 30 on county Highway M in the Town of Colfax for traveling at 65 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Foslid told the deputy he had gotten into an argument with his roommate at the place he was staying off of state Highway 40 and that he was thinking about going to the house of another friend.

The deputy asked if Foslid had recently used any drugs, and Foslid replied that he had “smoked weed” the previous morning. When asked if he had used other drugs, Foslid replied “not recently.”

According to the complaint, the deputy called for assistance from another deputy who’d had contact with Foslid previously.

When the second deputy began questioning Foslid, the deputy who had stopped the car said he heard Foslid say, “there may be some speed in the vehicle.”

The second deputy also said he could smell the odor of freshly burned marijuana coming from Foslid, the complaint states.

Baggies

When the deputies searched the vehicle, they found numerous plastic baggies of the type that illegal drug users often have in their possession for splitting the drugs into smaller quantities to sell or to deliver drugs.

Foslid told the deputies that he used marijuana every day but that he did not use methamphetamine “like he used to,” the complaint says.

Foslid again told deputies there might be “speed” in the vehicle, but that he was not sure if it was in this vehicle or if he had put it in another vehicle he owns.

Brief case

Upon further investigation, the deputies found a black nylon brief case behind the driver’s seat that contained an unlocked lock box containing a small metal pipe that smelled like burned marijuana and more small baggies.

Additional small baggies were found in the vehicle that a contained a small amount of a crystal-like substance, according to the complaint.

A scale, cell phone and a list of telephone numbers were found as well.

Field testing revealed that the crystal-like substance tested positive for methamphetamine and that the other crystal-like substance tested inconclusively but is believed to be Ketamine, the complaint states.

Ketamine is a drug used in human and veterinary medicine for general anesthesia that can cause hallucinations.

First charges

Foslid and another former Colfax resident, Samantha R. Osterberg, 17, appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court October 26 for a preliminary hearing on the charges resulting from the June traffic stop.

A Dunn County sheriff’s department deputy had stopped Foslid and Osterberg and discovered a safe in the car containing illegal drugs and slips of paper with names, telephone numbers and dollar amounts.

Foslid and Osterberg are each charged as a party to a crime with two felony counts of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver as well as a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Osterberg is scheduled for an arraignment in the first case on December 14, and Foslid is scheduled for an arraignment in the first case on December 17.

Foslid is scheduled for a bail forfeiture hearing for the second drug case on January 4.

Although Foslid made an initial court appearance on the first drug case June 5, the hearing was continued to July 24 to allow the defendant time to hire an attorney since he did not qualify financially for a public defender.