A 23-year-old Muskego man is facing drug charges after he was caught with marijuana in his backpack while driving through Milwaukee Monday.
Brandon Lee Taylor was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of possession of THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to six months in prison and $1,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 2:35 p.m. Monday, Taylor was riding in the back seat of a pickup truck pulled over by Milwaukee police officers in the 4500 block of West Lloyd Street for an expired registration. The driver allowed officers to search the car, where they found a backpack with a baggie containing 22.6 grams of marijuana, three pipes, 100 baggies and a document from the Wisconsin Shares program with Taylor’s name on it.
Taylor told officers he purchased the marijuana, which is a strain known as “bubble crack” for $300 and he and the other people in the truck were on their way to a hotel when they were pulled over.
He’s currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail on a $100 signature bond while awaiting trial.