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Argyle man faces drug charges
MONROE - A rural Argyle man identified by police as being a known meth cooker and user was arrested on drug charges Friday during a traffic stop in Monroe.

Martin D. Trone, 51, faces a Class H felony charge of possessing methamphetamine precursors and an unclassified misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia. He was also cited for unnecessary acceleration, unreasonable and imprudent speeding, and failure to yield or stop for an emergency vehicle.

An officer noticed Trone speeding and squealing the tires on his 1999 Chevy pickup truck around 5:35 p.m. Friday and eventually stopped him in the 1100 block of Wisconsin 69.

Trone appeared nervous and talked rapidly when the officer asked him why he was speeding, according to police reports filed with the criminal complaint Wednesday in Green County Circuit Court.

Police say a search of his vehicle turned up ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, lithium batteries, butane torches and Coleman-brand camp fluid, which are all commonly used in the manufacture of meth.

A bent metal spoon with burn marks and an Altoid tin containing a white powdery residue that tested positive for cocaine were also located in the vehicle.

Trone's signature bond is set at $2,500 with conditions that he not leave Green or Lafayette counties without the court's permission, except to travel to court proceedings in Stephenson County, Illinois. According to the Freeport Journal Standard, Trone was arrested in July on charges of stealing more than $700 in goods from the Freeport Walmart, including a television, Blu-ray player, home security system and 40-ounce jar of peanut butter.

A preliminary hearing in the meth case is scheduled for Oct. 5.