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'Our children are safer': Grafton PD drug bust confiscates almost 1 pound of cannabis, LSD

Posted at 9:22 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 18:27:29-04

VILLAGE OF GRAFTON — Grafton police say they busted a teen and two adults for selling large quantities of cannabis and LSD to area juveniles near an area school.

The investigation that eventually led to the drug bust began when GPD received tips about potential drug dealing in the 1100 block of 9th Avenue, in the Village of Grafton, last weekend.

Officers beefed up their patrols in the area, and soon pulled over number of vehicles leaving the house.

"What we found was alarming," the department explained in a news release Monday.

What officers discovered was that most of those vehicles stopped were driven by teens - who were found to be possessing cannabis, Grafton police says.

The teens told officers that they were in fact buying their cannabis from a 15-year-old in that house on 8th Avenue.

Officers obtained a warrant and searched the house the next day. During that search, police say they found about 438 grams of cannabis, 47 "hits" of suspected LSD, a number of THC vape cartridges and drug paraphernalia, usually used to describe pipes and similar devices used for smoking cannabis.

The two adult occupants of the home in question, described as a 45-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man, were arrested and taken to jail. GPD says they are recommending charges of maintaining a drug trafficking place (within 1,000 feet of a school), possession of LSD, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, to the Ozaukee County DA's Office.

The 15-year-old, meanwhile, was taken into custody and then turned over to his father. GPD is also recommending charges against the teen: possession with intent to deliver LSD (near a school), possession with intent to deliver marijuana (near a school), possession of marijuana and LSD, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

GPD Chief Jeff Caponera called it a victory, writing in a statement that "our children are safer now that these drug dealers are behind bars."

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