TOWN OF LA PRAIRIE
Two out-of-state residents were charged Monday with possession of methamphetamine in connection with an incident on Interstate 90/39 in April.
A criminal complaint filed in Rock County Court says “several ounces of a white, crystal powder” and “needles, pipes and unknown liquids” were found in the cab of a northbound semitrailer truck after it crashed near mile marker 180 in the town of La Prairie on April 12.
Arrested were the driver, Steven R. Harris, 40, of Booneville, Mississippi, and a passenger, Millie J. Thompson, 36, of Selmer, Tennessee, according to the complaint.
The two towns are less than 40 miles from each other.
Thompson told arresting officers from the State Patrol that she had injected meth and heroin and was asleep in the truck’s sleeper berth when the single-vehicle crash at 4:57 a.m. woke her up, according to the complaint.
Thompson also said Harris used meth to stay awake on long trips.
Thompson failed to appear for her initial court hearing Monday, according to online court records. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest.
Harris’ initial appearance has not been scheduled.