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Marshfield man speeds; deputy's dog finds drugs

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NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) – A Marshfield man who sped by an unmarked police car with a K9 dog was stopped for speeding and the evidence seized led to a drug charge, authorities said.

Jeffrey Mertens, 29, was charged in Clark County Circuit Court with felony possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine following his arrest in late May, according to online court records.

Clark County Sheriff Gregory Herrick said when Mertens was stopped for speeding near Abbotsford, he told a deputy he was “clean” and had just passed a urine test for his probation agent.

The deputy's drug-sniffing dog “alerted” on the vehicle, leading to a search and the seizure of a bag of methamphetamine in Mertens' left shoe and a drug pipe that was still hot, the sheriff said.

The deputy also found a bottle of urine, Herrick said in a statement. “We believe the urine was used by Mr. Mertens to pass the earlier urine test.”

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