U.P. man tangles with Wisconsin law enforcement

MARINETTE — An Upper Peninsula man is in serious trouble with the law after a traffic stop late last night in Wisconsin.

A Marinette County Sheriff’s Deputy pulled over a 44-year-old Kingsford man in the town of Middle Inlet for speeding. When the officer approached the vehicle, he immediately noticed the smell of marijuana. When the officer got the Kingsford man got out of his vehicle, a baggie of cocaine fell out of his right pant leg.

As a struggle ensued, another baggie, this one containing heroin, also fell out of his pant leg. Officers found marijuana, hash, and drug paraphernalia inside of his vehicle.

The man had approximately two ounces of cocaine and one ounce of heroin in his possession.

He is currently lodged in the Marinette County Jail, pending formal charges.