A 19-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after he allegedly gave marijuana to a friend at a Greenfield gas station in order to help him out with medical issues.
Mitchell James Tompkins was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday with one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail and $1,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Sept. 5, a Greenfield police officer was on patrol near South 68th Street and West Forest Home Avenue, when he spotted four people standing in the parking lot of the Liberty gas station. Three of the people began to walk away, so the officer approached them.
One of the three was a 14-year-old boy who had marijuana with him. The boy said he bought the drugs from Tompkins for $20.
Tompkins was still standing in the parking lot and told the officer he didn’t sell the marijuana nor did he have any on him. He said he gave the drugs to his friend because he suffers from anxiety issues and the marijuana helps him.
Tompkins said he’s bipolar and also smokes the drug to calm him down. Officers then searched Tompkin’s residence and found 2.7 grams of marijuana.
He’s currently free on $250 bond while awaiting trial.