WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) -- Three people from Tuesday’s traffic stop-turned-drug bust face felony drug charges. Wausau Police Captain Bryan Hilts says two of the three suspects were arrested after an officer noticed an equipment violation Tuesday evening. “Officers performed a traffic stop based on an equipment violation that they observed on the vehicle. Later on, they were able to have a K9 drug detection officer come with his dog, and they detected the presence of illegal drugs in the vehicle.”
32-year-old Vili Yang was driving, and 31-year-old May Vue was the passenger. Yang is charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, manufacturing or delivering marijuana, and bail jumping. there were also two misdemeanor charges pertaining to an illegally obtained prescription.
Hilts says a K9 unit easily detected the large amount of drugs in the car. “The officers had the opportunity to search the vehicle, and they recovered packages of marijuana (with) that weight in excess of six pounds.”
After Yang and Vue were arrested, officers executed a search warrant on a Wausau residence on Brooks Place, and arrested 34-year-old Jacqulyn Gauger for manufacturing or delivering marijuana, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hilts says the street value of the confiscated pot was about thirty-thousand dollars.
Yang is being held in the Marathon County Jail on a fifty-thousand dollar cash bond. Gauger and Vue are being held on five thousand dollar cash bonds.
Wausau Police called for mutual aid, since their K9 unit was not available. EMPD’s newest member, K9 officer Aron, located the contraband. “We did not have one of our own on duty, and we requested mutual aid from Everest Metro Police Department. I believe it was officer Krembs with his K9 Aron.”