The La Farge Police Department stopped a suspicious vehicle on State Highway 82 at around 11:17 p.m. on July 30 at the request of the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.
The Vernon County K9 Unit arrived on the scene. K9 Myk sniffed the outside of the vehicle and picked up the scent of illegal drugs. When authorities searched the vehicle, they found methamphetamine, marijuana edibles and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Melissa Daute, 48, of Coon Valley. The passenger was identified as Kathy Larson, 55. Daute was arrested and charges are being sought through the Vernon County District Attorney’s Office. Larson was released from the scene.