Lake Winnebago MEG unit seize drugs, cash and loaded gun


An ongoing investigation involving multiple agencies resulted in the seizure of drugs, cash and a loaded firearm.

During the week of July 4, 2022, investigators and deputies from the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group – Drug Unit (LWAM), the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office arrested one out of state
subject traveling to Wisconsin in possession of quantities of illegal controlled substances.

During the investigation, investigators intercepted a subject traveling to Wisconsin from out of state. K9 units from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on US Highway 151 in Fond du Lac County that
ultimately resulted in the seizure of approximately 10 pounds of high-grade marijuana, three-quarters of a pound of high potency THC wax, over seven pounds of THC edibles, and alleged amounts of heroin, LSD , psylocimin mushrooms,
ketamine, oxycodone, over US$21,000 and a loaded 9mm handgun.

The vehicle was also seized and the subject arrested for possession and distribution of illegal controlled substances as well as weapons violation.

“Drug dealers with loaded guns pose a serious danger to public safety,” Attorney General Josh Kaul said. “Thank you to the law enforcement officers who participated in the collaborative investigation that led to this arrest and the recovery of multiple types of drugs and a loaded weapon.”

“The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office continues to make drug crime enforcement a top priority,” said Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt.

“Time and time again, our MPs witness the devastating effects of drug distribution and use in our community, and the associated crimes that often accompany drug trafficking. This large seizure of a wide variety of illegal drugs, combined with a firearm and a large amount of cash, is the result of the hard work of our deputies and other Fox Valley officers who work every day in partnership with LWAM.

“We will continue our work to intercept these illegal drug shipments and hold accountable those who distribute these illegal items here.”

“One of the key things in addressing our overdose and addiction issues is arresting and convicting drug dealers,” Winnebago County Sheriff John Matz said. “We all know someone who has been touched by this affliction. We will continue to work together to resolve this issue. »

LWAM is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of investigators from participating law enforcement agencies in Winnebago, Outagamie, Fond du Lac, and Calumet counties.

LWAM’s mission is the investigation and enforcement of state and federal drug trafficking laws with the goal of preventing the flow of illegal and dangerous drugs into the communities of these counties as well as detaining offenders who choose to distribute dangerous drugs in these
communities responsible for their criminal activities.

No further information will be released at this time as this investigation is still ongoing.

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