MAUSTON — A Westfield man is facing four counts of felony bail jumping and charges related to drug possession after reportedly passing out in the drive-through of the Mauston McDonald’s.
Jack Morrison, 29, of Westfield is charged with four felony counts of bail jumping, possession of THC, possession of an illegally obtained prescription drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He faces up to 6 years in a prison or a fine of up to $10,000 for each bail jumping charge, or both.
According to the criminal complaint:
At about 5:10 a.m. April 14 a Mauston police officer was dispatched to McDonald’s in Mauston after receiving a report that a man was passed out sleeping behind the wheel of a vehicle in the drive through.
Upon arrival, the officer found a car parked at the drive through order screen with its lights on and a male subject in the driver’s seat.
The officer approached the car and saw the male, later identified as Morrison, seated in the driver’s seat with his head back and mouth open, snoring. The car was still running and in neutral.
After reaching through the car window to turn the vehicle off, the officer announced himself as police, tapped Morrison on the shoulder, and asked him to wake up.
Morrison woke up but was disoriented. The officer asked if Morrison needed medical attention, with no response. After asking a second time, Morrison responded “Yes. I’m fine.”
The officer saw, in plain view, two small glass jars in the center console of the vehicle. In one of the jars there appeared to be a green leafy substance, which the officer recognized as marijuana. The officer asked Morrison about the substance, with Morrison claiming the substance was CBD that he bought in Portage.
The officer seized the glass jars and performed a field test, which registered as positive for THC. The officer then conducted a full search of the vehicle, where he found a glass pipe, an orange pill bottle with no label containing small oval blue pills later identified as alprazolam, a pill container containing more pills, and a clear glass tube commonly used to snort crushed pills or other drugs.
Morrison claimed the pills were not his, and that his girlfriend uses the car sometimes. The officer asked Morrison if he had a valid prescription, to which Morrison replied that he probably did not.
Morrison is currently out of prison on a cash bond. He is scheduled for an initial appearance June 5 at the Juneau County Justice Center.