Fentanyl Trafficking Suspect Arrested in Marathon County

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WESTON, WI (OnFocus) – The Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force (CWNTF) and deputies from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office recently made a significant arrest and seized various drugs with a street value estimated at approximately $40,000, as part of a continued effort to curb the recent spike in fentanyl overdoses in Marathon County. 

On January 6, 2023, the CWNTF and deputies from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on I-39 in southern Marathon County. The driver, Jacob L. Gould, ignored signals to stop and a pursuit ensued by vehicle and then on foot before he was taken into custody. As a result of the traffic stop, law enforcement seized 103.5 grams of fentanyl and 1 gram of methamphetamine. 

Following the arrest, investigators from the CWNTF executed a search warrant at Gould’s residence in the Village of Weston with the assistance of the Everest Metro Police Department. Investigators seized 15 grams of fentanyl, 63 grams of methamphetamine, 175 grams of THC, 0.5 grams of cocaine, and one firearm from the residence. The Marathon County District Attorney’s Office assisted the CWNTF with this investigation. 

Based on evidence gathered at both locations, Gould was booked into the Marathon County Jail for the following charges: 

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute – Fentanyl (>50 grams) 
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute – Methamphetamine (>50 grams) 
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute – Fentanyl (10grams-50grams) 
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute – THC (<200 grams) 
  • Possession of Cocaine 
  • Possession of Methamphetamine 
  • Possession of a Firearm as a Felon 
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
  • Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place 
  • Operating while Under the Influence – 4th Offense 
  • Fleeing/Eluding an Officer 

The CWNTF is a Federal Task Force operating out of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office. It is staffed by members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wisconsin State Patrol, Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, Wausau Police Department, Everest Metro Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the National Guard. 

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