Cruz Makes Initial Appearance

7/2/11 – A man accused of possessing marijuana and cocaine with intent to deliver made his initial appearance in Dodge County court this week. 21-year-old Fabian Bautista Cruz faces more than 15-years in prison and significant fines if he’s convicted. Authorities say a deputy pulled over after seeing an SUV stopped on the side of Highway 33. The criminal complaint says Cruz got out of the vehicle and asked the deputy for directions. However, Cruz realized he had locked the car behind him and got upset. The deputy went around to the passenger side and got the door open. The complaint says it was then that the deputy saw a bag of marijuana. After searching the vehicle a total of five small bags of marijuana were found as were four small bags of cocaine. Cruz is due back in court next week.