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2 arrested on heroin charges at Motel 6, officials say

Police: Investigators found stolen items from recent residential burglary

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Janesville police arrested three people after a heroin drug investigation at a Motel 6 Sunday, according to a release.

Officers investigated reports of drug distribution in and around Janesville by Joseph VanGampler, 19, and determined he was staying at the Motel 6 on Milton Avenue, police said. Officers responded to the area and found VanGampler at the BP Gas Station in the 3900 block of Milton Avenue.

Investigators established probable cause that linked VanGampler to the delivery of heroin that resulted in a nonfatal overdose of an 18-year-old Janesville woman, according to the release. VanGampler was arrested without incident.

A search warrant was executed for the room VanGampler was staying in with three other people at the Motel 6, police said. Officers found items from a recent residential burglary that happened in the 400 block of Eisenhower Avenue. They also found 6 grams of heroin portioned off into 22 individual bags.

Police seized the heroin that has an approximate street value of $500, according to the release. Officers also found a small quantity of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, three amphetamine pills, several rounds of ammunition, a holster and magazines for a handgun.

VanGampler faces tentative charges of second-degree reckless endangering safety, manufacturing and delivering heroin, possession of heroin with intent to deliver, party to the crime of possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of a schedule two narcotic, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a drug-trafficking place, receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and on a probation violation.

During the search warrant, Kayleigh C. Gaulin–Klarich, 23, was also arrested. She faces tentative charges of possession of heroin with intent to deliver, maintaining a drug-trafficking place and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cameron M. Hume, 23, was arrested on tentative charges of receiving stolen property.

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