‘Segway Boy’ faces felony drug trafficking charges

‘Segway Boy’ faces felony drug trafficking charges

A Madison man who made headlines during protests at the Capitol five years ago faces multiple felony drug charges this week, court records show.

Jeremy J. Ryan, 28, who faces three charges of dealing THC and one charge of maintaining a drug trafficking place, was in Dane County court Thursday morning for an initial appearance in the case.

Ryan, dubbed “Segway Boy,” was seen riding the vehicle around the Capitol during the 2011 protests, taunting Republican lawmakers at times, the Wisconsin Watchdog reported. He had also attempted a congressional run against Paul Ryan in 2012.

According to online records, Ryan’s signature bond was $2,000, and he was ordered not use or possess controlled substances or drug paraphernalia without a valid prescription.

According to the criminal complaint, detectives conducted three controlled buys at Ryan’s home in September and October, before executing a search warrant October 26. During the search, they claim to have found nearly $9,000 in cash, six cellphones and multiple drug paraphernalia items.

A status conference is scheduled Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the case.