Traffic stop near Atlantic leads to drug arrests


June 16th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren says four people were arrested on drug charges Wednesday evening following a routine traffic stop. McLaren says the incident began when a deputy stopped a vehicle for having improper equipment, on Highland road, at around 6:16-p.m.  The car was driven by Kylie Wojciechowski.

He says after the deputy asked for consent to search the vehicle and was refused, a K-9 Unit was called-in to conduct a perimeter search of the vehicle. McLaren says the dog indicated on the trunk area of the car, and in the trunk authorities found one-half pound of marijuana.

Taken into custody on Class-D felony charges of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver and Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, was 25-year-old Kylie and 31-year old Shannon Wojciechowski, 21-year-old Haley Williams, and 21-year-old John Chamberlain the Third, all of Atlantic.

Each of the individuals were brought to the Cass County Jail and held pending an appearance before the magistrate.  Atlantic Police assisted the Sheriff’s Department in conducting the investigation.