Sheriff: Suspected drug dealer arrested during traffic stop
Cocaine, pot, .22-caliber gun allegedly in car
MADISON, Wis. — A suspected drug dealer was arrested early Sunday during a traffic stop on Madison’s east side, according to a news release.
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy stopped a Madison man at about 4:45 a.m. on Cottage Grove Road at South Stoughton Road. The deputy stopped the car because its registered owner had a revoked license.
A Dane County K-9 unit assisted the deputy in searching the vehicle after the deputy smelled the odor of marijuana, the report said. Drugs, drug paraphernalia, a gun and $1,768 in cash were found inside the vehicle.
Matthews was tentatively charged with operating after revocation, possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of THC with intent to deliver, possession of heroin, two counts of felony bail jumping, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He will also be charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the .22 caliber handgun allegedly found inside the vehicle.
Matthews was taken to a local hospital when he became ill at the scene, according to the report. He was treated and booked in to the Dane County Jail.
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