By Jacob Mathias
WOOD COUNTY — A Marshfield woman faces felony possession charges after methamphetamine was reportedly found at her home.
Andrea Brown, 39, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a class I felony that if she is convicted carries a maximum sentence of up to three years and six months imprisonment or a $10,000 fine or both. She is also charged with misdemeanor bail jumping, which carries a sentence of up to nine months imprisonment or a $10,000 fine or both.
According to her criminal complaint, a Marshfield police officer reported to the 1600 block of North Fig Avenue in response to a report of drug paraphernalia. Upon arrival the officer spoke with a relative of Brown, who said he was concerned about her because she was allegedly lying on a bed in her home with multiple drug paraphernalia items around her. The items had been gathered by another family member and given to police.
Police visited Brown’s apartment for a welfare check. When they arrived, they knocked multiple times, but there was no answer. They entered the apartment and called out. They reported there was no response at first, but Brown soon appeared. Officers reported finding a marijuana pipe in plain sight. They also reportedly found a rock-like substance, which tested to be methamphetamine, in the bag turned over to them.
Brown is currently free on a $500 cash bond.
She returns to Wood County Circuit Court on Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. for her preliminary hearing and arraignment.