Sheriff: 1.75 pounds pot, hash oil, THC wax, $3K seized in drug bust
A months-long drug investigation led to the seizure of multiple forms of pot and more than $3,000 in cash at a Rock County home this week, officials said.
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office said that on Wednesday at about 10 a.m., special investigations unit deputies along with officers from Edgerton Police Department executed a search warrant for evidence of drug trafficking at 403 Hemphill Ave. in Edgerton.
In December of 2015, investigators from the Edgerton Police Department who work with the Rock County special investigations team received information that the occupants of 403 Hemphill Ave. in Edgerton were involved in selling large quantities of marijuana. The three-month-long investigation uncovered evidence of drug trafficking and police obtained a search warrant for the residence.
Law enforcement members seized 1.75 pounds of processed marijuana, 14 grams of hash oil, 31 grams of THC wax, $3,786 in cash and paraphernalia commonly used in the manufacture and delivery of illegal drugs, according to the report. More than 50 items of paraphernalia were seized, including scales, packaging materials, smoking devices and butane used to extract THC from the plant material.
Michael R. Via, 21, who was living at the home, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver THC, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.
Via was taken to the Rock County Jail where he will be held until he appears in court on Thursday at 3 p.m., the sheriff’s office said.