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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Fort McCoy woman arrested after MCSO deputy finds drugs, paraphernalia inside SUV

A 51-year-old Fort McCoy woman was arrested after drugs and paraphernalia were found inside her vehicle during a traffic stop.

On Tuesday, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a red Hyundai SUV with an expired tag. A traffic stop was conducted near the 15200 block of E Highway 316 in Fort McCoy.

The driver was identified as Tammy Michelle Jarvis, and a male passenger was also inside the vehicle.

Tammy Michelle Jarvis
Tammy Michelle Jarvis

Jarvis opened the glove compartment to retrieve her registration, and the deputy was able to see a glass pipe with burnt white residue inside the compartment. The deputy ordered Jarvis and the passenger to step outside the vehicle.

As Jarvis exited the vehicle, she stated that the pipe belonged to her. The residue on the pipe field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

The deputy searched the vehicle and located a black sunglasses case inside the glove compartment. It contained several baggies that were filled with a white crystal-like substance. A baggie filled with a light brown crystal-like substance was also located.

A plastic circular container was inside the vehicle, and it contained traces of a white crystal-like residue. The deputy observed a small gold metal scoop that was covered in a crystal-like residue and a metal teaspoon.

Inside the vehicle’s center console, the deputy found two scales and a large amount of empty plastic baggies that were held together by a rubber band.

Jarvis initially did not want to speak with the deputy. She later admitted to an MCSO lieutenant that the drugs found inside the vehicle belonged to her.

While the deputy was sorting the substances that were recovered from the vehicle, Jarvis stated that, “It’s all meth.” The substances later field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

The male passenger told the deputy that he was unaware that there was anything illegal inside of the vehicle. He is not facing any charges related to this incident.

Jarvis was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where she is currently being held on $3,000 bond. She is facing a felony charge for possession of a controlled substance along with a misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia.

A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.