A Wauwatosa teenager is facing felony charges after a police officer discovered nearly 2 pounds of marijuana under his seat during a traffic stop.
Kevin Conrad Kanngiesser, 19, was charged Wednesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of possession with intent to deliver more than 200 grams of a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 10:10 p.m. June 27, a Wauwatosa police officer was monitoring traffic in the 8100 block of Blue Mound Road when he spotted Kanngiesser doing 45 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour speed zone. The officer pulled Kanngiesser over and immediately smelled fresh marijuana coming from inside the car.
Kanngiesser said the smell must be coming from his clothes because he “hangs out” with people who smoke marijuana. The officer then searched Kanngiesser and found rolling papers in his pocket. Kanngiesser then admitted there was a small amount of marijuana in a book bag in the car.
The officer found the marijuana in the bag, then discovered another bag under the driver’s seat with 839 grams of marijuana inside. Kanngiesser was taken into the where officers also found six Hydrocodone pills in his pocket.
Kanngiesser said he sells marijuana and gets about $1,000 for a pound of the drug. He said the marijuana market is “booming,” and he has no problems selling half-pound at a time right now.
Kanngiesser will make his initial appearance in court Aug. 13.