Man charged after traffic stop, search
A Washington man faces a Class D felony charge for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver after a search warrant of his residence turned up cash and a plant substance in several bags.
Aaron Michael Jaspering, 28, of 503 S. Third Ave. in Washington, was released Monday on $5,000 bail after pleading not guilty to charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. In addition to the Class D felony, which can bring up to five years in prison, the other charges are misdemeanors. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.
According to court documents Jaspering was pulled over in the 400 block of East Monroe Street Sunday evening. The report said Washington Police Sgt. Ron See knew that Washington County Sheriff’s deputy Eric Weber had a search warrant for Jaspering’s residence. The court record said that Jaspering was informed of the search warrant.
During the stop, a pipe with a burnt plant-like material was removed from his pocket, the record said. At that time, Jaspering was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia. A further search of the vehicle located a bag behind the driver’s seat. The bottom compartment of the bag contained a bank bag that contained a bag of a plant material believed to be marijuana. The baggy weighed 53.6 grams. The record said that inside the same bag were three bundles of cash and some loose cash. The three bundles each contained $1,000 and the loose cash was $155. A digital scale was also located inside the bag as well as several other baggies. The record said that the items were consistent with baggies used in the repackaging of controlled substance.