FDL Police Announce Arrests in Two Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Operations
The City of Fond du Lac Police Department and the Lake
Winnebago Area MEG Unit have announced arrests in two large-scale drug
trafficking operations that authorities say were actively supplying numerous
drugs – including meth, heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana to the Fond du Lac
The first case involved officers from the Fond du Lac
Police Department Street Crimes Unit and Lake Winnebago MEG unit concluding a
month’s long investigation into the trafficking of heroin and crack cocaine being
supplied from the Detroit, Michigan area to Fond du Lac.
On February 5th of this year, investigators learned
that a new supply of drugs was on its way to town from Detroit. Officers stopped
a vehicle believed to contain the drug supply in the 200 block of Linden Street
that afternoon. A search of the vehicle found more than a third of a pound of
heroin, around a half-pound of crack cocaine and some marijuana. A news release
says the seizure of heroin is the largest seizure ever in the city’s history,
with the estimated value of the heroin and crack estimated to be around $71,000.
Two suspects were taken into custody, and face felony drug
In the second case, police carried out search warrants on
October 24th of 2019 at three different apartments on Martin Avenue
and Hawthorne Drive. More than a half-pound of methamphetamine was found during
the search of one of the apartments. Officials say that through the
investigation, it was determined that a large shipment of meth was en route to
Fond du Lac from the state of Mississippi. Law enforcement officers watched Interstate
41 and located the vehicle, making a traffic stop near Highway 151.
A search of the vehicle found around 3.25 pounds of meth
and a loaded gun. A suspect in the car was arrested on felony drug trafficking and
weapon charges. Police say the estimated street value of the seized methamphetamine
was around $148,000 – making it the largest amount of meth ever seized in the
City of Fond du Lac.
Police say additional details on both cases will be
provided when criminal complaints are issued.