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Tosa Teen Caught With Nearly 2lbs of Marijuana in His Car

Suspect, 19, tells officers the marijuana business is "booming" right now, and he has no problem moving half pounds of the drug.

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.

JoAnna July 20, 2012 at 12:45 AM
The marijuana smoker. At least they are aware and mellow. Not hallucinating and seeing pink elephants trotting along the road. Liquor intoxicates, weed does not. I'll share the road with the stoners, not the drunks.
JoAnna July 20, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Total BS. The losers are the drunks who pass out at the red light waiting for it to turn green. You sound like you prefer the drunk drivers, I certainly hope one does not t-bone you at an intersection when they run the red light because they are blind drunk.
JoAnna July 20, 2012 at 12:47 AM
LOL! ;o)
alt ideas needed July 20, 2012 at 12:53 AM
the kid says it the market is booming. Time to tax and regulate cannabis like alcohol.
jbw July 20, 2012 at 05:23 AM
How about that extremely rare breed too smart to engage in substance abuse, with enough sense of personal responsibility to actually pay attention to the road and not drive far over the speed limit? Heh, that's asking too much of our citizens, I know!

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