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Manitowoc Drug Arrest

On Wednesday evening, investigators from the Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit arrested a 28 year old Milwaukee subject for numerous heroin and cocaine related charges.  Investigators recently identified the male subject as a significant heroin source in Manitowoc County.  Investigators began conducting controlled purchases from teh subject in May 2016.  The male subject met with undercover peronnel and delivered cocaine in May and then began supplying large amounts of heroin during the controlled purchases.  On Wednesday evening, investigators arranged to purchase approximately 2 1/2 ounces of heroin from the subject.  The male subject arrived at a location on the west side of the City of Manitowoc where investigators attempted to take him into custody.  The subject fled on foot and a short pursuit occurred and he was taken into custody near USH 151 and Hecker Road.  The subject threw the heroin in a field which was located & recovered by the Manitowoc Sheriff K9 personnel.

Overall investigators seized over a 1/4 pound of heroin from the subject during the course of the investigation.  Investigators estimate the street value of the seized heroin to be approximately $30,000.

Charges will be referred to the Manitowoc County District Attorney’s Office for multiple heroin & cocaine delivery offensees as a repeater.  The subject was transported to the Manitowoc County Jail & will be making a Thursday afternoon court appearance.

Investigators were assisted by Manitowoc County Sheriff & Drug Enforcement Administration Personnel.


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Local Heroin Arrests

On Monday afternoon, investigators from the Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit arrested a 36 year old Milwaukee subject in Sheboygan County related to several recent heroin distribution investigations.

Investigators recently identified a significant source of heroin distribution being transported to Manitowoc County from Milwaukee Several controlled purchases were arranged and completed at various locations in Manitowoc and Sheboygan County. In early March 2016 investigators completed a controlled purchase of over an ounce of heroin from the 36 year old male subject. On Monday investigators arranged for the purchase of a quarter pound of heroin from the male subject.

Investigators determined the male subject was in Sheboygan County and agreed to conduct the purchase at a north Sheboygan location. Investigators located the subject and took him into custody. Investigators located over a quarter pound of heroin intended to be sold for distribution In Manitowoc County. Investigators have identified this seizure as the largest heroin seizure in recent history. In total, investigators estimate the seized heroin to have a street value of approximately $30,000.

The 36 year old is being held at the Manitowoc County Jail on a charge for conspiracy to delivery of heroin as a repeater. The subject made a Tuesday afternoon court appearance and is being held on $50,000 cash bail.

Investigators were assisted by Manitowoc County Sheriff K-9 Unit, Sheboygan County Sheriff, Sheboygan County MEG Unit and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Additionally, two Manitowoc subjects were charged Wednesday with heroin distribution charges related to a February heroin delivery on the south side of Manitowoc. A 34 year old male subject and a 21 year old female subject are currently in custody in the Manitowoc County JasI charged with delivery of heroin within 1,000 ft. of a school as a repeater. The 34 year old subject is currently on probation with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Both subjects will be making a Thursday afternoon court appearance.