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An Oshkosh man was charged with multiple felonies in relation to a traffic stop early this morning (Friday) that found methamphetamine and heroin.

Skylar Minkin, 215 Old Knapp Rd., Oshkosh, has been charged with felony bail jumping, possession of methamphetamine (a class I felony) and possession of narcotics (a class I felony).

Around 2 a.m. this morning, Ripon Police Officer Brad Rasmussen was on patrol near Douglas and Fenton streets when he saw a car driving without headlights on, according to a complaint signed today.

Rasmussen initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle eventually pulled over on Douglas Street near East Jackson Street, according to the complaint, which said Minkin was the passenger of the vehicle.

While the driver was examined for possible OWI, the complaint stated that law enforcement used a K9 to search the vehicle, finding a backpack on the floor containing a laptop, a machete, a digital scale, a syringe and a bag of suspected meth.

According to the criminal complaint, the driver, Jacob Thomas, denied owning the backpack and said it was Minkin’s. The complaint added that Minkin admitted to owning the backpack.

When asked about the scale, Minkin allegedly told investigators it was “only used for marijuana” and that the meth was “old” from an open case in Marinette County, in which he was charged for meth possession.

Law enforcement also found suspected methamphetamine and heroin on Minkin’s person, after Minkin admitted to having the drugs in his chest pocket, according to the complaint.

If convicted on all charges, Minkin could face up to eight years in prison and pay up to $30,000 in fines.

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Joe Schulz served as the reporter of the Green Laker in 2019 and 2020, before being hired as a reporter for the Commonwealth in October 2020. He is from Oshkosh and graduated from UW-Oshkosh in December with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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