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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

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Mike DuPre'
October 5, 2007
— It was like toppling dominoes.

What started as a traffic stop to investigate a hit-and-run to a mailbox wound up with three people arrested on charges of driving under the influence of marijuana, three charged with possessing pot and drug paraphernalia and one with marijuana possession.


Rock County deputies stopped Rachel L. Hanson, 21, of 382 N. Janesville St., Milton, the night of Thursday, Sept. 27, on Highway 14 west of Highway 51 because her vehicle matched the description of one that hit the mailbox.


One of the deputies noticed her pupils were dilated and her eyes glassy and bloodshot, according to sheriff’s department reports.


After administering field sobriety tests, he arrested her on charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Deputies did not issue a ticket for hit and run to property.


A passenger in the vehicle—Johnny L. Roehl, 26, same address—was arrested on charges of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, deputies reported.


Deputies wouldn’t let either drive from the scene, so Roehl called Cody Hanson, 22, of 913 Hawthorne Drive, Janesville, to pick up the vehicle.


Hanson drove up with Joseph S. Kleinhenz, 23, of 1305 Winchester Place, Janesville, as a passenger. Kleinhenz drove Cody Hanson’s car away, but one of the deputies suspected Cody Hanson had been smoking pot, so he had Cody Hanson perform field sobriety tests.


Cody Hanson wound up under arrest for driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, deputies reported.


A deputy asked Cody Hanson to call Kleinhenz back to help move Roehl’s vehicle, and the story was repeated: Kleinhenz was arrested on charge of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and marijuana possession.



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