Fond du Lac Sheriff's Office responds to multiple illegal possession cases

Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office has released an update on two isolated incidents, both involving the possession of illegal drugs.

In both cases, minors had access to dangerous objects. During the first incident, on June 4, an officer allegedly carried out a traffic stop on a defective vehicle. There were two adults and seven children in the vehicle, ranging in age from 11 months to 12 years.

The officer learned that a passenger had an active arrest warrant, and upon arrest, the suspect informed the officer that he was in possession of a weapon. The officer searched the firearm and found a loaded handgun, several controlled substances and an additional weapon. The driver was also issued a citation for child safety device violation. The driver was also issued a citation for child safety device violation.

An incident on June 15 resulted in a traffic stop due to a lack of registration. The vehicle was occupied by two adults and four teenagers. The driver informed the officer that he did not have a valid license. The deputy allegedly detected the odor of a controlled substance in the vehicle and the driver had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear on previous charges.

The officer found THC and approximately five grams of suspected Fentanyl. Further search revealed approximately 19 grams of cocaine in the defendant's clothing.

Both incidents were referred to the Fond du Lac County Child Abuse and Protective Services Unit.

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