Pursuit of Fond du Lac, arrest; 80K illegal drugs confiscated


Drug Arrest in Fond du Lac County

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 28-year-old Racine man late Tuesday, July 19, following a pursuit that spanned nearly 14 miles. Authorities also confiscated approximately $80,000 worth of illegal drugs from the man.

Officials say shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, the Fond du Lac Communications Center was notified by the Winnebago County Communications Center of a vehicle that had driven away from a deputy’s traffic stop. of Winnebago County. The vehicle was traveling on Highway 41 entering Fond du Lac County. Winnebago County attempted to stop the vehicle for straying from a dangerous lane. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office did not pursue the vehicle.

Shortly after, a deputy from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle on Highway 41 near Townline Road. The suspect vehicle was seen making a dangerous lane diversion and the license plate did not match the vehicle it was on. The deputy activated his emergency lights and sirens and the vehicle increased speed and failed to stop for the deputy.

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During the chase, deputies observed a white bag being thrown from the vehicle and landing in the middle of Highway 41. The bag was picked up immediately by a following deputy and the bag contained a significant amount of illegal drugs.

The vehicle continued southbound on Highway 41 in Dodge County. Just as the vehicle entered Dodge County, the vehicle lost control, entered the west ditch, and crashed near Quad Graphics. The vehicle broke down and came to a stop on the train tracks west of Highway 41. The driver then fled on foot. Deputies and K-9 Iro from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office located the man hiding in tall grass near the accident. The driver was taken into custody.

When deputies searched Racine’s man’s vehicle, they found a loaded handgun and a digital scale. The bag that was recovered during the lawsuit contained five Ziploc bags of counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl and three bags of cocaine. The suspected fentanyl pills had a total weight of 297 grams and are estimated to be around 2,500 individual pills. The alleged cocaine weighed 84 grams.

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Racine’s man is currently being held at the Fond du Lac County Jail with pending charges of Officer Flight/Escape, Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute (>50 grams), Possession of Cocaine with Intent to dispense (>50 grams), 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the pursuit and at the scene.


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