Pot, LSD, crack, cocaine, meth, nearly $20K seized in Baraboo drug raid

Pot, LSD, crack, cocaine, meth, nearly $20K seized in Baraboo drug raid

A menagerie of drugs and thousands of dollars in cash were seized during a drug raid in Baraboo Thursday morning, police said.

The Baraboo Police Department said officers along with the Sauk County Drug Task Force searched a home in the 300 block of Mulberry Street as part of an on-going drug investigation.

According to the report, 236.8 grams of marijuana, 11.6 grams of LSD, or acid; 1.1 gram of cocaine; 2.3 grams of crack cocaine; 1.8 grams of methamphetamine; several grams of DMT, a psychedelic drug; and $19,590 cash were seized from the home.

William H. Zierdt, 51, and Carrie M. Christofano, 42, were arrested. They were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, manufacturing or possession with intent to deliver LSD, possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing or possession with intent to deliver DMT and maintaining a drug trafficking place.

While officers were searching the home, the Al Behrman Elementary School at 400 Mulberry Street was placed administrative hold to ensure the safety of students and staff. The school is about a block from the suspected drug house, police said.

Zierdt and Christofano also face a charge of manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public school.

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