FOUND DU LAC (NBC 26) – A suspected interstate drug trafficker was arrested in Fond du Lac County, resulting in the seizure of more than 18 pounds of illegal drugs, $21,000 and a handgun loaded with 9mm.
The suspect was intercepted while traveling to Wisconsin from out of state as part of an ongoing joint investigation between the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group, the Fond County Sheriff’s Office of the Lake and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, K-9 units of the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Highway 151 in Fond du Lac County, which led to arrest and vehicle seizure.
The vehicle contained approximately 10 pounds of high-grade marijuana, three-quarters of a pound of high-potency THC wax, over seven pounds of THC edibles, and alleged amounts of heroin, LSD, psylocimin mushrooms, ketamine , oxycodone, over $21,000 in US currency and a loaded 9mm handgun.
The suspect was arrested for possession and distribution of illegal controlled substances as well as weapons violation.
“Drug dealers with loaded guns pose a serious danger to public safety,” Attorney General Josh Kaul said. “Thank you to the law enforcement officers who participated in the collaborative investigation that led to this arrest and the recovery of multiple types of drugs and a loaded weapon.”
“The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office continues to make drug crime enforcement a top priority,” said Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt. “Time and time again, our MPs witness the devastating effects of drug distribution and use in our community, and the associated crimes that often accompany drug trafficking. This large seizure of a wide variety of illegal drugs, combined with a firearm and a large amount of cash, is the result of the hard work of our deputies and other Fox Valley officers who work every day in partnership with LWAM. We will continue our work to intercept these illegal drug shipments and hold accountable those who distribute these illegal items here. »
The investigation is still ongoing, according to the DOJ.