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Four charged in Vilas County for allegedly selling marijuana PDF Print E-mail
By Ken Anderson

News Correspondent

Four persons taken into custody during a search warrant on Highway 70 east of Eagle River made initial appearances in Vilas County Circuit Court Monday for felony charges of manufacturing and/or delivery of marijuana and possession with intent to deliver.

Joseph Woodward, 21, of Land O’ Lakes, and Kasey Tank, 20, of Sayner, each face one felony count of manufacture/delivery of marijuana.

James Mahar Jr., 19, of Conover, faces two counts of manufacturing/delivery?of marijuana, two counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana and two counts of felony bail jumping.

Caleb Grosskopf, 19, of Eagle River, faces one count manufacturing/delivery?of marijuana, one felony count of using a child to distribute drugs and one count of felony bail jumping.

Mahar will have a preliminary hearing June 11 while Woodward, Tank and Grosskopf will have adjourned initial appearances in the next two weeks: Grosskopf on June 9 at 9 a.m., Tank on June 23 at 10 a.m. and Woodward to be scheduled.

A search warrant was authorized by Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III on May 19 to the state Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) investigators that had apparently conducted controlled purchases of marijuana a number of times.

According to the search warrant, DCI exchanged text messages on March 23 and 24 with Woodward in an attempt to arrange a purchase of marijuana. That occurred on March 24 with a purchase of 14.8 grams of marijuana for $210 in pre-recorded currency. Woodward allegedly indicated to the DCI agent the marijuana was dried out from a ride back from Colorado.

The search warrant further states additional purchases were arranged in April, which included the purchase of 16 grams of marijuana from Grosskopf, who is alleged to have indicated they were trimmings from medicinal marijuana plants. A final purchase of a half ounce of marijuana was made May 12 from Mahar.

The search warrant documents items seized from the raid at 3684 Highway 70 E. in the town of Washington included numerous items of drug paraphernalia, marijuana, prescription medication, numerous cellular telephones and packaging material.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:17 AM

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