A 24-year-old Wauwatosa man is facing felony drug charges after two Milwaukee police officers strolling through a gas station parking lot just happened to get a whiff of a bunch of marijuana he had in his car.
Brandon A. Harmon was charged Wednesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to 3½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Sunday, two Milwaukee police officers were walking through the parking lot of the Citgo station at 8334 W. Appleton Ave. when both smelled the aroma of fresh marijuana nearby. Only two cars were parked near the officers, one of which was Harmon’s – a man already well-known to the officers, they said.
The officers opened the door of the car and an even stronger stench of marijuana rolled out. They searched Harmon and found 12 individual baggies of marijuana and $609.
They searched the car and found another 83.71 grams of marijuana stuffed in a grocery store bag.
Harmon insisted the drugs were all for personal use, and as the officers counted the money out loud, Harmon said the money was from his financial aid check, which he cashed to pay for rent and work uniforms.
He’s currently being held in custody on a $500 signature bond and is ordered to the JUSTICE 2000 program for supervision while awaiting trial.