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Two arrested for drugs following traffic stop

October 11, 2018

A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday night after allegedly being found with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop in Rochester.

An officer with the Rochester Police Department conducted a vehicle stop about 10:10 p.m. in the 1700 block of First Avenue Southeast, according to Lt. Bruce Sherden.

The officer recognized the driver, Misty Dawn Wenthold, 30, and knew she didn’t have a driver’s license, Sherden said. Wenthold’s passenger allegedly gave police a fake name and when the officer went to arrest him, the man resisted and eventually was tased by the officer, Sherden said.

The man, Joshua John Carlson, 30, was taken to an area hospital to be evaluated, according to Sherden. He could face charges of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, giving a false name to police and obstruction.

Wenthold could face charges of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic needle and driving after revocation.

Police also found mail, checks and credit cards in the car that did not belong to either Wenthold or Carlson, according to Sherden.

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