PD: Loaded revolver, $2K worth of meth found in suspected dealer’s home
BARABOO, Wis. — About $2,000 worth of meth and a gun were found in a suspected drug dealer’s home in Baraboo Wednesday, police said.
The Baraboo Police Department said officers along with the Sauk County DrugTask Force searched a home in the 300 block of 11th Street Wednesday morning as part of a drug investigation.
Police seized about 14.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine with a street value of $2,000, 2.3 grams of suspected marijuana, a loaded revolver and drug paraphernalia.
John M. Seiler, 49, was charged with possession with intent to deliver meth within 1,000 feet of a public park, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a drug dwelling and bail jumping. He was taken to the Sauk County jail.
This is the second time police have executed a search warrant at Seiler’s house. Seiler was arrested in December on similar charges at the same house.
“I’m disappointed but it illustrates that folks that have addictions to these substances, they need to get help for their addictions,” police Chief Mark Schauf said.
A 54-year-old Baraboo woman was also at the home during the search, and police said officers plan to refer her for a charge of party to the crime of maintaining a drug dwelling.
Schauf said the city has seen a spike in meth use in the last two years. Police have made two arrest this year on meth-related charges.
“I’m really concerned by the increase of meth coming back and the level at which we are seeing it. It won’t be long before we are seeing it in our schools, and this is impacting everybody,” Schauf said.
The Sauk County Drug Task Force is continuing its investigation.
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