According to a press release, Waupaca County Sheriff Brad Hardel announced the arrests of eight individuals in a cumulative effort to curb the sale and use of illegal narcotics in Waupaca County.
Joshua R. Christensen, 25, from Waupaca was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, misdemeanor bail jumping, and remains in custody on $50,000 cash bond.
Jerome N. Polly, 28, from Waupaca was charged with two counts of delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin – party to a crime, possession of heroin, distribution of heroin near certain public places, and remains in custody on $25,000 cash bond.
Anthony J. Polly, 26, from Waupaca was charged with delivery of heroin, delivery of heroin – party to a crime, distribution of heroin near certain public places, and remains in custody on $25,000 cash bond.
Kelsey L. Olson, 25, from Waupaca was charged with three counts of heroin, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution of heroin near certain public places, misdemeanor bail jumping, and was released on $5,000 signature bond with a co-signature of her mother.
William J. Sanders, 34, from Waupaca was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm, maintaining a place of drug trafficking, and remains in custody on a probation hold.
Charles F. Bresler, 32, from Racine was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm, arrest warrant, and remains in custody on a probation hold.
Alex J. Anderson, 30, from Waupaca was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of schedule 2 and schedule 4 drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and remains in custody on a probation hold.
Cody G. Schultz, 33, from Waupaca was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor bail jumping, and was released on local ties.
During an ongoing investigation at the beginning of January, Waupaca County Drug Investigators initiated the investigation into Joshua Christensen, Jerome Polly, Anthony Polly, and Kelsey Olson, in regards to the sale and use of heroin.
Utilizing undercover officers and confidential informants, law enforcement conducted five controlled drug purchase operations wherein heroin was purchased from Christensen, Jerome and Anthony Polly, and Kelsey Olson within the city of Waupaca and King area.
Friday, Jan. 20, a K9 Deputy had stopped a vehicle being driven by Anthony Polly and was occupied by Jerome Polly and Joshua Christensen. K9 Officer Ike alerted the Deputy to the presence of illegal narcotics. During investigation, the three admitted to traveling to Milwaukee to purchase $800 worth of heroin and were returning to Waupaca, according to a press release.
Officers located 7.35 grams of heroin in Christensen’s possession and 1.84 grams of heroin in Jerome Polly’s possession.
On Tuesday, Jan. 24, The Waupaca County SWAT Team, along with Sheriff’s Deputies from Waupaca County, and agents from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections executed a search warrant to locate and arrest William Sanders, who had been absconding from the Department of Corrections. Due to Sanders’ violent and criminal history, law enforcement officials thought it best to use the SWAT team.
Sanders and Charles Bresler were located at 427 Center St. upon execution of the search warrant, where authorities also discovered a .44 caliber revolver. Both Sanders and Bresler are convicted felons.
Also found during the search were individually packaged baggies containing methamphetamine for sale and numerous items of drug paraphernalia related to the use and sale of drugs.
Law enforcement officials then made contact with the occupants of an address across the street at 428 Center St. while executing the search warrant, where they found Alex Anderson, Cody Schultz, and other occupants at the residence. They then searched the residence and discovered recent use of illegal drugs, methamphetamine, illegally obtained prescription medication, marijuana, and a number of drug paraphernalia items.
A 3-year-old child was found inside the residence at the time of the incident and authorities requested Waupaca County Health and Human Services to assess the situation.
According to the press release, the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected to be made in the near future.