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Washington County K-9 helps in drug arrest | By Washington County Sheriff


September 4, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Two men from Shawano County were taken into custody this week on drug trafficking charges after the Washington County Sheriff’s K-9 unit was brought to the scene.

According to the Sheriff’s Department a deputy located two subjects, 31-year-old Steve Friebolin from Clintonville and Jacob Decleene, 25, from Embarrass. The pair were walking on I41 near Hillside Road in the Town of Polk around 7:17 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Washington County Sheriff drug bust

The deputy made arrangements to have a tow truck respond to the scene of their vehicle at the request of the driver.

During the conversation the deputy became suspicious. The K-9 handler and narcotics dog, Ryker, responded to the scene.

Ryker alerted on the vehicle and a search yielded two pounds of marijuana nuggets and other paraphernalia.

Both men were arrested for possession with intent to deliver and are currently in custody at the Washington County Jail.


  1. This is pathetic. Half the country is on board with marijuana and we are still putting people in jail for it. Pathetic as majority of WI resident voters approve of marijuana..

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