Drug investigation concludes with charges issued; court appearance July 2

From the Washington County Sheriff’s Department:

On Thursday June 28th, 2018 the Washington County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Group concluded an investigation involving multiple controlled purchases of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and ecstasy with the arrest of three City of Milwaukee residents. The suspects were arrested by the Washington County SWAT team in two adjacent commercial parking lots north of County Line Road in the Village of Germantown. Three suspects were originally taken into custody, however one was released with no charges at this time. A fourth suspect, believed to be involved, was not arrested at the scene but is still being sought by investigators. 

Germantown Police Officers and Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted at the scene. Milwaukee Police District 4 Officers were consulted during the investigation and also assisted with seizing a vehicle which was directly involved in the prior drug deliveries.

At the time of arrest the suspects were delivering 9 grams of heroin to an undercover police officer for $1250. Recovered from a vehicle during the arrest was an additional 3.7 grams of heroin and 3.7 grams of fentanyl. Three stolen handguns were recovered from the suspects. These handguns were stolen from Richfield, Milwaukee, and La Crosse. The handgun from Richfield was stolen in a 2015 residential burglary.

Several felony drug charges are being requested against the main suspect for delivery of heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and ecstasy. Charges will also be requested against both men for possession of the stolen firearms and for Felon in Possession of Firearms.

“This was a significant arrest for a couple reasons,” said Sheriff Dale Schmidt, “With dose amounts at 1/10 gram, the quantity is large for heroin and fentanyl deliveries. The amount represents 164 individual doses that was available to opiate users in Washington County.”

“Also, with illegal opiate sale tactics being very mobile and anonymous it is difficult to conduct these kinds of investigations.” Sheriff Schmidt added, “I’m very proud of the work done by the Drug Unit, and appreciative of the ongoing cooperation from the Milwaukee Police Department.”

“Heroin dealers need to know Washington County law enforcement aggressively investigates and prosecutes drug crimes. If you are delivering across Hwy Q, we are working a case on you, it’s only a matter of time before you are arrested,” warned Sheriff Schmidt.

The two suspects, aged 25 and 29, remain in the Washington County Jail and are expected to be in court on Monday, July 2, 2018.


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