WAUSAU – Two people have been arrested for possession of more than 15 grams of methamphetamine.
The relatively large meth bust came after Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a suspicious sighting involving a woman "who was acting strangely" while walking on Pioneer Road near Second Street in Wausau. The unnamed woman told deputies she was under the influence of methamphetamine and was "concerned for her boyfriend's safety due to someone in the home harming him," a WCSO news release stated.
Bruce Allen Justice, 42, met deputies at the door when they arrived to the Washington Street residence. Upon arrest for a violation of community control out of Bay County, Justice armed himself with a hatchet and screwdriver - however, the deputy successfully apprehended him. The deputy found a syringe and more than two grams of methamphetamine in his pants pocket, the release stated.
Brittany Massengill, 33, of Freeport, arrived to the residence around the same time Justice was being arrested. She told officers she had come to check on Justice, her ex-boyfriend.
Apparently, deputies asked her to get out of her vehicle - to which she refused - and resulted in a K9 search that alerted to narcotics inside of her vehicle. More than 9 grams of meth were discovered, also a long rubber tube, syringes, a cap to a syringe, and a glass pipe that tested positive for methamphetamine.
More drug paraphernalia was discovered at the residence through a search warrant, the release stated.
Justice was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of possession of methamphetamine, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Massengill was charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell or distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting officers without violence.
Both suspects were booked at Washington County Jail.