$300K worth of illegal drugs seized in Columbia County drug bust

Alexander Obermeier And Samantha Libricz

COLUMBUS, Wis. — Columbia County authorities seized an estimated $300,000 worth of illegal drugs last week during a drug bust at a Columbus residence.

Officials said they seized more than four pounds of THC wax and oils, two and a half pounds of psilocybin mushrooms, more than a pound of ecstasy powder, LSD, DMT, mescaline and other hallucinogens when authorities executed a search warrant Thursday.

In addition to the drugs, police also seized pill presses, drug ledgers, cutting compounds, growing materials, packaging goods, a gun and an electronic weapon.

“This was a large-scale drug operation and I want to thank the many law enforcement agencies, that worked as a team, to get these drugs out of our community,” Columbia County Sheriff Roger Brander said in a statement. “The street value of these drugs would have sold for approximately $300,000.”

Two people, 22-year-old Alexander Obermeier and 22-year-old Samantha Libricz, were arrested in connection with the bust.

Both Obermeier and Libricz were taken to the Columbia County Jail on the following charges:

• Possession w/ Intent to Deliver Psilocybin >500g

• Possession w/ Intent to Deliver THC 1000g-2500g

• Possession w/ Intent to Deliver MDMA

• Possession w/ Intent to Deliver LSD

• Possession w/ Intent to Deliver Schedule I Narcotic

• Possession of Schedule II Narcotic

• Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

• Maintaining a Drug Dwelling

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Columbus Police Department, Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations, US Postal Inspection Service, Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and Lifestar emergency medical services.