Suspect in drugs, gun incident in court


Staff Writer

FLORENCE, Wis. – A Green Bay man accused of having drugs and a concealed weapon in his vehicle when stopped by police for speeding has appeared in Florence County Court.

Steven W. Young, 49, faces one felony count of possession of THC-second offense, one misdemeanor count of operating with prohibited alcohol concentration-fourth offense, one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon, and one misdemeanor count of possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

A preliminary hearing in the matter was scheduled for July 1.

Young was arrested by the Florence County Sheriff’s Department on April 25.

Deputies said a traffic stop was initiated on Young’s Cadillac after he was observed speeding on Federal Forest Road 2450, also known as Chipmunk Rapids Road, in Long Lake, Wis.

Deputies found Young to be in violation of an alcohol concentration restriction on his license, the result of three prior OWI convictions.

Marijuana and a glass smoking pipe were found on Young’s person, and a .40 caliber handgun, fully loaded with a round in the chamber, was found on the passenger seat, according to the criminal complaint.

A partial box of .40 Smith & Wesson handgun ammunition, a black leather belt holster, an empty bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey, and a hard candy skull containing THC were also discovered inside the vehicle, according to the complaint.

The complaint states Young told deputies he did not have a permit for the handgun.

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