Woman arrested with record amount of meth

By: 
Tim Ryan
Reporter

SHAWANO — A Green Bay woman arrested last week was in possession of the largest amount of methamphetamine ever seized from a single person in Shawano County.

District Attorney Greg Parker called the 62.2 grams of meth a “bell ringer” during the woman’s initial appearance in Shawano-Menominee County Circuit Court on Feb. 26.

Brittany J. Vlach, 29, was ordered held on a $20,000 cash bond set by Judge James Habeck. She is due back in court for an adjourned initial appearance on March 16.

Vlach was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies in the town of Hartland on Feb. 25 for speeding.

A K9 sniff of the vehicle led to deputies finding two baggies of meth, as well as drug paraphernalia and $78 in cash.

Vlach has been charged with a felony count of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, which carries a maximum possible penalty of 40 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

She is also charged with felony counts of identity theft for allegedly initially giving deputies a fake name and bail jumping, as well as misdemeanor counts of operating after revocation, obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.