Colfax resident pleads not guilty to drug charges

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX — A 21-year-old Colfax man has pleaded not guilty to the first set of three felony drug charges and two misdemeanors.

Jacob H. Foslid entered a not guilty plea in Dunn County Circuit Court on December 17.

Foslid is charged with felony counts of possessing marijuana and methamphetamine with intent to deliver and possession of methamphetamine; he also is charged with misdemeanor counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and possessing marijuana.

The West Central Drug Task Force, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department and the Colfax Police Department executed a search warrant June 1 at Foslid’s apartment above the Colfax Health Mart Pharmacy.

A Dunn County sheriff’s department deputy had stopped Foslid and a passenger in the car, Samantha R. Osterberg, age 17, the night before and discovered a safe in the car containing illegal drugs and slips of paper with names, telephone numbers and dollar amounts.

Dunn County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Pollock testified at the October 26 preliminary hearing that he had met the car Foslid was driving in the Town of Menomonie between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. June 1.

Pollock said he had conducted a registration check on the vehicle and discovered that the license plate was registered to a Jeep Cherokee but that the license plate was on the Honda Civic Foslid was driving.

Foslid is scheduled for another court hearing in Dunn County Circuit Court February 12 before Judge Rod W. Smeltzer.

Yet again

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 also is 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.

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.

According to the criminal complaint, a 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.

During the October traffic stop, 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, along with a collection of 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.

Foslid is scheduled for a bail forfeiture hearing in the second case on January 4 before Judge William Stewart, Jr., and for a preliminary hearing on that case January 25.

Another plea

Osterberg entered a not guilty plea as a party to a crime for three felony drug charges and two misdemeanor counts in Dunn County Circuit Court on December 14.

Osterberg is charged with felony counts of possessing marijuana and methamphetamine with intent to deliver and possession of methamphetamine; she also is charged with misdemeanor counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and possessing marijuana.

The charges against Osterberg stem from the incident involving Foslid in June.

Osterberg is scheduled for a motion hearing in Dunn County Circuit Court on March 8.