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Poorly Timed Text Message Lands Felony Charge for Waukesha Teen

Suspect is busted with marijuana in Brookfield after someone sends a message looking to buy drugs while a cop is present.

A Waukesha teenager got an ill-timed text message from someone asking to buy marijuana from him just as a Brookfield police officer was searching his car, a criminal complaint alleges.

Aaron J. Will, 17, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of possession with intent to deliver THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to 3 1/2 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On June 15, Will was pulled over on Brookfield Road just south of Davidson Road for a loud muffler and obstruction hanging from his rearview mirror. After he was pulled over, he consented to a search of his car.

He left his cell phone in plain view during the search and he got a text message that said “Can I get a G? If not it’s straight.” The officer asked what the message meant and Will said it was someone asking to buy a gram of marijuana.

The officer then searched Will and found marijuana in his sock along with some more hidden in a secret compartment in his car.

He will make his first court appearance Aug. 20.

Waukesha Girl August 03, 2012 at 05:03 PM
How much is a gram of pot? sounds pretty small to me.
Panzer Vom Xillo August 04, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Did the Cops text back and get another dope in the hook? Sounds to me that the phone would be a Hot Line for more Space Cadets.
Dan Reams August 09, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Interesting. Most news agencies don't post minors' names related to suspected criminal activity, much less convictions.
Lisa Sink (Editor) August 10, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Yes, Dan, this starts to get tricky. All 17-year-olds are considered adults under criminal law statutes in WI. At times even younger teens are waived into or automatically tried in adult court if the charge is serious enough, typically class A felonies. However, you're right, there is a balancing due to the young age here.....
Ramiro August 10, 2012 at 06:58 AM
BAHAHAHAHAHA IM STILL THINKING THIS CHARGE SOUNDS THE MOST RIDICULOUS. THERE WAS NO DEAL EVER MADE. HE GOT A TEXT FROM A GUY WHO WANTED MARIJUANA BUT THE "VICTIM" NEVER EVEN GET TO SAY YES OR NO. GOOD LUCK KID GET A GOOD LAWYER. THIS OFFICER IS INVOLVING HIMSELF UNNECESSARILY. PLEASE GO FIND THE CRACK AND ACID.

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