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Charge Dismissal Upheld

A state appeals court is upholding the dismissal of a marijuana possession charge in Fond du Lac County. Isaac Dahlke was stopped after turning around at a wayside along Highway 45 back in 2016 – which the officer believed was part of a closed county park. The decision agrees with Dahlke that the area was, in fact, not a part of the park – and dismissed the charge. In the twelve page ruling, an appeals court says Dahlke had no reason to believe the area would be subject to restricted hours and rejected an argument that simply because the area has been used for criminal activity in the past, it was not grounds to make a stop.