A Prairie du Chien man was charged Aug. 22 in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of possession of marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Benjamin J. McCarville faces up to a total of $11,500 in fines and four years and 30 days imprisonment if convicted of all counts.
According to the criminal complaint, a Prairie du Chien police officer stopped a vehicle on Aug. 4 on Marquette Road. When speaking with McCarville, who had been driving the vehicle, the officer noticed the odor of marijuana, the complaint said.
A search revealed a socket from a socket set which McCarville told the officer had burned marijuana in it. Also found in the search were a plastic baggie containing marijuana, and a wallet with a small plastic baggie containing meth, according to the complaint.