Two Arrests, Marijuana Seized at Phillipsburg Motel

About 5 pounds of marijuana was seized and two people were arrested early Monday after law enforcement officers searched a room at the Mark V Motel, Phillipsburg.

Phillips County Sheriff Paul Wisinger says the suspects, a man and a woman, are both from Colorado and were staying at the motel.

The search was the result of a joint investigation between the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office and the Beloit Police Department, according to a news release issued by the sheriff’s office.

  • Hugh Yonn

    “…the essence of tyranny is the enforcement of stupid laws,”
    —Edmund Burke

  • Hugh Yonn

    Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime…to those that are REAL crimes.

    I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna, Florida…charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana.

    As my years in prison rolled by, what I did see were armed bank robbers, coming and going…while I still sat there for marijuana. Most of the bank robbers only spent 17 to 24 months. But, I and my fellow ‘drug offenders,’…we stayed for YEARS.

    I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved…there were no victims.
    We were Americans…doing what Americans do best…living free.

    Truly, it is time for this lunacy to end…it never should have begun.

    My book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank

    Tales of adventure in the marijuana trade…
    I would be honored by your review.

  • hardnose

    if you are dumb enough to get caught trafficking that amount of marijuana when you knew it was illegal,regardless of what you think about it being illegal…..if you are that stupid, you deserve to be in prison. Marijuana has harmed many by it use , especially when it is pushed at young people. Do the crime, serve the time

    • PotSmoke

      Read below. Remind you that i do not condone going out and smoking pot. What i will say is that i believe that our country should rid the Rapists, murderers, thieves, etc before they lock up a guy who wants to relax a little bit and smoke some pot. Do i think that it should be illegal to traffic it, Yes i do. However, nothing more than a fine and a 30-250 days in jail depending on the amount. Soon enough, it will be legal in most states. It wont have to be trafficked anymore. Just my opinion.

  • PotSmoke

    Weed does not HARM anyone. Alcohol is more dangerous than smoking a joint. How many people smoke a doob and hop in a car and drive like a damn maniac because they feel invisible? ZERO. How many drunks hop in a car and drive like a damn maniac because they feel invisible. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM! Not only that, you can NOT overdose on smoking POT, but you can die from alcohol poisoning. If you have NEVER smoked pot, then you have no right to open your mouth about how it harms anyone. If you smoked pot and hate it, you are open to your opinion. However, i highly doubt you will ever hear anyone who has smoked a doob tell you that WEED KILLS! Ridiculous.

  • Ashley

    No matter what you guys say, it’s illegal and you’ll eventually get caught and punished – simple as that. I do agree that there are much worse things out there that the law should be concerning themselves with, but the fact is it’s ILLEGAL so get over it, quit whining and face the consequences of doing something illegal. Just because you think it should be legal doesn’t mean it is and you can get away with doing it.