BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin (WXOW) - What started as a routine traffic stop turns into the arrest of four people on a variety of drug charges.
On March 13, just after midnight, a Jackson County Sheriff's Department Sergeant pulled over a car. The driver, Buffalo Bear Campbell, 33, of Black River Falls, was eventually arrested for driving with a revoked license.
The officer called for the department K-9 to do a drug search of Campbell's vehicle. The K-9 officer smelled out a quarter-pound of marijuana.
Additional investigation by officers led to two search warrants for county residences.
During those searches, officers found both methamphetamine and marijuana.
Three people were arrested on drug possession and drug paraphernalia charges.
-Gabriel Decorah, 44, Black River Falls
-Celeste Goff, 55, Black River Falls
-Starlene Decorah-Grant, 24, Black River Falls
Gabriel Decorah also faces an additional charge of maintaining a drug house.
In a statement, Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera commended the actions of the officers. "These deputies started with a simple traffic stop and turned that into a criminal drug investigation that took some very dangerous drugs off the street."
Sheriff Waldera also remarked the county has seen an escalation of the use of methamphetamine and heroin.
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