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4 arrested on drug charges in task force sweep
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4 arrested on drug charges in task force sweep

Police said four Baraboo residents have been arrested on suspicion of drug charges in connection with three separate search warrants this week. 

The Baraboo Police Department said the Sauk County Drug Task Force, which is made of members from multiple area law enforcement agencies including Baraboo, searched three homes in Baraboo and seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

 Baraboo Police Chief Mark Schauf said the three cases are not specifically related, but the four arrests in the last week are part of the task force's targeted approach to crack down on drugs in the county.

"(The cases) are not connected," Schauf said. "Sometimes they come in spurts where we happened to get probable cause to search. (The drug task force is) very aggressively seeking those (people) in Sauk County that utilize and sell drugs."

The first search was at a home on South Street Friday, the task force said. Thomas J. Hewitt, 21, of Baraboo was charged with delivery of marijuana (THC), and maintaining a drug trafficking place. Law enforcement found 143.2 grams of suspected marijuana, assorted items for drug use and packaging. Schauf said the marijuana seized in Hewitt's possession is worth approximately $2,500.

A second search was at an apartment on Eighth Avenue Tuesday, according to the report. The task force said 26-year-old Thomas R. Kreiman, of Baraboo, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping for previous drug charges. Officers seized assorted drug use items from the home.

The task force searched a third Baraboo home Thursday on Fifth Street. Baraboo police said Ashley L. Hahn, 21, and Matthew M. Jahn, 26, both of Baraboo, were charged with possession of marijuana (THC), and possession of drug paraphernalia. The task force seized 31.4 grams of suspected marijuana and assorted drug use items. Schauf said the marijuana seized at the home was valued at approximately $400.


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