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Wisconsin Department Of Justice And Marathon County Special Investigations Unit Partner In Drug Bust; $100,000 Dollars Worth Of Ecstasy Tablets Seized, Reward Offered For Fifth Subject Steven A. Smith Of Wausau

 

$100,000 Worth of Ecstasy Tablets Seized, Reward Offered for Fifth Subject Steven A. Smith of Wausau

 

WAUSAU - The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation partnered with the Marathon County Special Investigations Unit in a recent drug bust that resulted in the seizure of $100,000 worth of Ecstasy Tablets and the arrest of four individuals. The month-long investigation will have a substantial effect on the illegal use and distribution of Ecstasy in Central and Northern Wisconsin. Ecstasy is often targeted towards younger people.

 

On January 29, 2009 the Marathon County Special Investigations Unit along with Agents from the Division of Criminal Investigation executed Search Warrants at 1320 2nd Street and 1902 5th Street in the City of Wausau. Clinton J. Jozwiak and Mallory J. Zietlow were arrested. Seized items included approximately 4,000 Ecstasy tablets, 14 ounces of Marijuana package for resale, and drug paraphernalia. The street value of the Ecstasy seized in this case is approximately $100,000.

 

Jozwiak and Mallory will be charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver MDMA (Ecstasy), Possession with Intent to Deliver THC, and  Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place. In addition, they will be charged with a penalty enhancement of Distribution of Controlled Substances within 1,000 feet of a school.

 

Also arrested were Adam P. Barthels who was charged with felony Possession of THC and Tana L. Hunter who was charged with Possession of THC and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Barthels and Hunter will also be referred for a penalty enhancer of Possession of THC within 1,000 feet of a park.

 

A fifth subject, Wausau resident Steven A. Smith, a 38 year old white male is being sought for several Ecstasy distribution felony charges as well as a Department of Corrections felony apprehension request. A reward is being offered for information that leads to his arrest. If you have any information please call the Citizens Against Drug Dealers Tip Line at (715) 261-7980, the Wisconsin Drug Tip Line at 1-800-NAB-DRUG (1-800-622-3784) or your local police department.

 

This investigation was brought to a successful conclusion because of the cooperative effort between the police agencies involved in this case. Those agencies were the Marathon County Special Investigative Unit which includes members from the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, Wausau Police Department, Everest Metro Police Department and the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation.

 

Questions concerning this case should be directed towards the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.

 

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