A 54-year-old Soldiers Grove man has been charged in Crawford County Circuit Court with one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of marijuana.
David V. Pugh Sr. faces up to $11,000 in fines and four years imprisonment if convicted of both counts.
According to the criminal complaint, while the Wisconsin DNR and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department were searching Pugh’s residence for evidence of ginseng harvesting violations, they found evidence of controlled substance violations.
An expanded search warrant was obtained and the residence was searched again. According to the complaint, four glass smoking devices with burned residue were found, along with two styrofoam plates, each containing a white powdery residue which turned out to be meth. Marijuana was also found in the search.
Pugh admitted the meth, marijuana, pipes and paraphernalia were his, the complaint said.