Arrest In Fond du Lac Nets Over $306,000 In Drugs

A traffic stop last week results in two people from Milwaukee arrested and over $306,000 in drug paraphernalia being confiscated.

Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt issued a press release Wednesday, saying Deputy Kohlmann and his K9 partner Ace conducted a traffic stop Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at 7:07pm, on a vehicle at I-41 southbound near USH 151.

During the course of the traffic stop, Deputy Kohlmann noticed indicators of drug use and other circumstances that led him to believe the occupants of the vehicle may be in possession of illegal drugs. Utilizing K9 Ace, who has been in service for one year, the K9 strongly alerted on the vehicle and a subsequent search was conducted.

In addition to drug paraphernalia, the following illegal drugs and a firearm were located (weights are approximate):
* 2,328 grams (5.1 pounds) of methamphetamine
* 13.3 grams of crack cocaine
* 7,282 grams (16.25 pounds) of marijuana
* Loaded .357 magnum revolver

The estimated street value of these drugs is $306,000. Investigators from the Lake Winnebago Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG Unit) were contacted and are continuing the investigation at this time.

The occupants of the vehicle, both from the Milwaukee area, were taken into custody for a combination of existing warrants and new charges stemming from this traffic stop, and both maintain a presumption of innocence until and unless proven guilty.

Charges were referred to the Fond du Lac County District Attorney’s Office, and the suspects made their initial appearances today before the
honorable Judge Walker. A $100,000 cash bond with additional conditions was ordered for both, and they remain in custody at the Fond du Lac County Jail.

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