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Monday, November 22, 2021

Fort McCoy woman facing numerous drug trafficking charges

A 28-year-old Fort McCoy woman is facing felony charges for drug trafficking.

On Monday, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a vehicle parked partially in the road near NE 234th Court and E Highway 316 in Fort McCoy.

Approaching the vehicle, the deputy noticed that the engine was running. The female driver had a suspended license and was asked to step out of the vehicle.

Brittany Danyelle Matheson was in the passenger seat.

Fort McCoy woman
Brittany Danyelle Matheson

According to the MCSO report, when the vehicle’s driver stepped out, the deputy observed Matheson turn toward the center console in an attempt to conceal items underneath clothing.

Matheson then slid into the driver’s seat and the deputy asked for her to exit the vehicle.

During the investigation, the vehicle’s owner arrived on the scene and gave MCSO consent to search it.

A pink bag was on the floorboard near the passenger seat. Inside, the deputy found a locked black container and an eyeglass holder full of glass pipes.

The deputy discovered several needles in a bag, a gray container full of empty baggies, a blue fishing license holder with Matheson’s name on it, and several straws bent in half that were covered in a substance.

The black container was opened by an MCSO lieutenant, revealing a digital scale and a bag containing a crystal substance.

The deputy searched the area where Matheson had been observed trying to conceal something, and a large Ziploc bag was discovered beneath clothing. A large amount of a crystal-like substance was inside the bag along with another scale.

Additional items were also located throughout the vehicle, including numerous bags with a white rock substance, bags with purple and gray powder, several pills, and smaller baggies with a white rock substance that appeared to be packaged for individual sale.

The contents of the bags were field tested, and the results were positive for methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine. The pills were identified as oxycodone hydrochloride which is only available by prescription.

Matheson claimed that the vehicle’s driver gave her the items and told her to “stuff them.”

Matheson was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail. During the transport, she was escorted to the restroom by an MCSO sergeant, and the sergeant discovered a bent straw that was covered in a substance which Matheson had been hiding inside her bra.

Matheson is currently being held on $122,000 bond and is facing numerous felony charges for drug trafficking and possession.

A court date has been scheduled on December 21 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.