CA Woman Released from Jail

1/6/12 – A California woman allegedly found with 40 pounds of marijuana has waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Elizabeth Lapple then stood mute during arraignment and the court entered a “not guilty” plea on her behalf. The 30-year-old was stopped last month on Highway 33 in the Town of Herman by a deputy on routine patrol because her RV reportedly had a broken traffic light. According to the criminal complaint, the deputy asked her a few questions and became suspicious when her answers did not make sense. A search by the department’s new K9 unit allegedly uncovered the high grade marijuana inside the RV under a bed. Authorities called it the largest marijuana seizure as a result of a traffic stop in Dodge County, with a reported street value of between $120,000 and $160,000. Judge Andrew Bissonnette approved a bond reduction and Lapple is free after posting a $50,000 cash bond yesterday. Court activity is on the calendar again next month.