Update: Teen Charged with Drug Possession After Mom Lets Cop Search Car

Muskego teen is charged after he doesn't allow a cop to search his car, but his mom lets the officer in later where he finds a pipe.

An 18-year-old Muskego man is facing charges after he was allegedly caught with a marijuana pipe in his car outside of an underage drinking party.

John W. Gemeinhardt was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, he faces up to seven months in jail and $1,500 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On May 19, Muskego police officers were called to Nature Drive after someone reported two suspicious vehicles parked outside of a house under construction. Officers found the cars empty, but soon discovered an underage drinking party nearby on Clearbrook Drive.

When officers arrived at the party they found Gemeinhardt sitting in the driver’s seat of his car with three other people and trying to conceal something as officers arrived. The car smelled of marijuana and the officer felt Gemeinhardt was under the influence of the drug, but Gemeinhardt refused to let him search the car.

The officer then called Gemeinhardt’s mother to pick him up and after he explained the situation she allowed the officer to search the car where he found a marijuana pipe with residue inside.

He will make his initial appearance in court Aug. 27.

UPDATE: Muskego Police clarified that while Gemeinhardt is 18 years old as he faces charges, he was 17 years old at the time of the incident. The vehicle he was in was registered to his mother.

SBR August 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM
I think Christian made Denise's point.
robert heule August 31, 2012 at 08:49 PM
The case should be sent back to Muskego Municipal Court,or the charge should be .reduced to a civil forfeiture. Don't forget that first offense DWI is also a civil forfeiture. Which is more dangerous to society? Waukesha County has seen its share of fatalities over the years caused by drunk drivers.Get your priorities in order.
Deanna Kuhn Knasinski September 01, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Sorry but pot smoking is for losers.
Jer Garcia September 01, 2012 at 03:50 PM
So Michael Phelps is a loser?
DJ November 09, 2012 at 04:22 AM
So is identifying yourself as your kids' mom. Don't you have your own identity? Are you living your life through your kid. Keep "mommying" your kids to that point and they too will grow up to be losers.


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