By Jacob Mathias
WOOD COUNTY — A bench warrant was issued Monday for a Marshfield woman who failed to make her initial appearance in Wood County Circuit Court.
Rebecca Mannigel, 29, is charged with possession of narcotic drugs, namely heroin, and possession of THC after police searched her house during a child welfare check.
According to court documents, a Marshfield police officer and social worker visited the home of Mannigel on July 13 to conduct a child welfare check and search for drugs and paraphernalia. Mannigel allowed the officers in and consented to the search.
In the bedroom a cellophane wrapper containing a green, leafy substance was found between the mattresses. It tested to be marijuana.
In the closet officers found a black handled spoon in a red purse. The top of the spoon had a white film, and the underside had burn marks. Officers also found lidocaine prescriptions without Mannigel’s name.
Mannigel told police that the red purse possibly belonged to her but that she did not remember, and she was also unsure about the spoon. Officers found a set of spoons in the kitchen that matched the one in question.
The residue on the spoon tested positive for heroin.
She also said she did not know about the marijuana found between the mattress or the prescription drugs.
For the charge of possession of narcotic drugs, a class I felony, Mannigel faces a maximum sentence of three years and six months imprisonment, a $10,000 fine, or both. For misdemeanor possession of THC, she faces up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both.
Her driver’s license can also be suspended for no less than six months and no more than five years.
The bench warrant remains active for Mannigel until she appears before a judge at Wood County Circuit Court.