A 17-year-old Chicago youth faces multiple drug charges after a routine traffic stop Tuesday in Tomah.

Ronald Delaney Smith was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver 10 to 50 grams and obstructing an officer.

According to the Tomah Police Department, Smith was an occupant in a vehicle that was pulled over on Highway 21 near Ellsworth Road around 12:30 p.m. for an equipment violation. As police were attempting to identify the vehicle’s occupants, Smith allegedly gave inconsistent answers to police questions and provided a false name and date of birth.

A search of Smith allegedly found 4.1 grams of heroin, 46 grams of methamphetamine and $6,194 in cash. He was taken into custody and transported to the Monroe County Jail.

Investigators from the Monroe County Joint Investigative Task Force are assisting with the case.

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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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