A Wisconsin Dells woman was charged with three counts, including possession of methamphetamine and obstructing an officer after being arrested March 10.
Tiffany Maves King, 26, also faces charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license due to alcohol/controlled substance/refusal. If convicted for the first count, King could face a $10,000 fine or three years in prison and six months in prison, or both. For the obstruction charge, King may have to pay $10,000 in fines or face nine months in prison, or both. The drug paraphernalia charge carries a possible $500 fine or 30 days in jail, or both, while the operating a vehicle while revoked charge carries a possible $2,500 fine or one year in the county jail, or both.
King was stopped by a Wisconsin State trooper along Interstate 90/94 for speeding on March 10. During the traffic stop, King was allegedly trying to conceal a purse.
According to a criminal complaint, King provided false identification and appeared very nervous and evasive. She claimed the purse wasn’t hers and said the reason she didn’t provide her real name was because her license was suspended. She eventually told the trooper she was Tiffany King.
King was convicted of an OWI in a Jackson County case in 2014. Based on further investigation, King was on a felony bond for possession of methamphetamine when she was stopped last week.
A deputy from the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office arrived with a K9 to check the vehicle and the dog detected narcotics. Two other passengers were in the vehicle, and a pipe with a strong odor of burnt marijuana was found in a juvenile’s backpack. The mother of the juvenile was present and said she would handle the situation with her child when they returned home.
Authorities suspected King was hiding drugs and arrested her. While she was being transported to the Juneau County Jail, she became very emotional, crying and kicking the back of the car’s cage and hitting her head on a window.
While being searched at the jail, police found two small gem pack baggies and a plastic straw in King’s bra. A small crystal substance was contained in one of the packs. King denied having any drug paraphernalia on her during the arrest.
According to the report, a straw cut that way is often used to ingest crystal methamphetamine.
Based on a test by police, the crystal substance was presumed to be methamphetamine. The total weight of the drugs confiscated was less than one gram.
King is scheduled to have an initial appearance at the Juneau County Justice Center on April 5 at 9 a.m.