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Fox Valley Operation Deals Blow to Drug Distribution Ring

 

Seven Arrested; Cash, Cars and Drugs Seized

"The continued cooperation by federal and local law enforcement together with the Department's Division of Criminal Investigation is having an effect on street crime, the availability of drugs, and these crime's effects on victims. I am pleased by this successful effort and its safe conclusion," said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

 

GREEN BAY - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today the successful conclusion of one portion of a seven month long investigation resulting in the arrest of six individuals and the execution of six search warrants in the Fox Cities area.  Participating in this operation was the Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation.

 

This investigation targeted a cocaine and marijuana distribution organization that is believed to be responsible for trafficking over 40 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of $4 million and several hundred pounds of marijuana from Fond du Lac to Green Bay and several points in between over the past several years.

 

On Friday March 5, 2010, search warrants were executed on  Lucerne Dr, Menasha; Manitowoc St, Menasha; Racine St, Menasha; Broad St, Menasha; 7th St, Menasha; and E. John Street, Appleton. Roughly 5 ounces of cocaine and four pounds of marijuana were seized as a result of these warrants. In addition, United States Currency in the amount of over $130,000 of alleged drug proceeds was located and seized from these residences. Three vehicles were also seized.

 

Arrested as a result of these efforts were:

 

ANDRES GARCIA-GUADARRAMA, Lucerne Dr, Menasha: 38 yoa; for possession with intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine. Garcia-Guadarrama was booked into the Winnebago County Jail.

 

LUIS A. VILLAGOMEZ, W. Everett, Appleton: 33 yoa, for possession with intent to deliver marijuana and cocaine. Villagomez was booked into the Winnebago County Jail.

 

JESUS QUINONES, Manitowoc Street, Menasha: 26 yoa; on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Quinones was booked into the Winnebago County Jail.

 

DOUGLAS D. BUDDE, Manitowoc Street, Menasha: 49 yoa; on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Budde was booked into the Winnebago County Jail.

 

REFUGIO SALINAS, Neenah, 43 yoa, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver marijuana, and booked into the Winnebago County Jail. His vehicle was also seized.  

 

GENARO VASQUEZ MAGANA, Town of Buchanan, 46 yoa, was arrested and booked into the Calumet County Jail on one count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

 

ALBERTO BUCIO-LUVIANO, County Road KK, Calumet County, 32 yoa, was arrested in connection with one of the traffic stops resulting in a marijuana seizure. He was also booked into the Calumet County Jail on one count of Party to the Crime of Possession with intent to Deliver marijuana.

A traffic stop in Neenah later Friday of a 2000 Volkswagen Passat resulted in the seizure of approximately 91 pounds of marijuana and approximately $2,000 United States Currency.

 

Another traffic stop and three pound marijuana seizure took place on County Highway KK, Township of Woodville, Calumet County.

 

This investigation was a joint effort by three agencies: The Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit, the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation. Several other agencies assisted with the activities on March 5, including the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office, the Neenah Police Department, and the City of Menasha Police Department. Over fifty law enforcement officers from those agencies were involved in this activity.