Florence woman pleads not guilty to felony drug charges

FLORENCE, Wis. – A Florence woman who allegedly had drugs in her vehicle when she was arrested for operating while intoxicated has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Brooke M. Martin, 33, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Florence County Court.

Martin pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of possession of narcotic drugs, one misdemeanor count of possession of THC, one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance.

Martin was scheduled for a final pre-trial on Aug. 19. If convicted, she could face up to three years and six months in prison.

The charges stem from a May 26 incident in Commonwealth, Wis.

Deputies from the Florence County Sheriff’s Department said they initiated a traffic stop on Martin’s vehicle as she traveled on County Highway N.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, a preliminary breath test indicated Martin’s blood alcohol concentration was twice the legal limit.

A search of her vehicle uncovered marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia, as well as several pills identified as hydrocodone and oxycodone, for which Martin told deputies she did not have a prescription, the complaint states.

Evan Reid’s e-mail address is ereid@ironmountaindailynews.com.