Wood County Has Seen 12 Overdoses This Year
WOOD COUNTY, WI (OnFocus) – On Thursday, December 09, 2021 the Wood County Sheriffs Department executed a search warrant in the Town of Saratoga, Wood County, Wisconsin. This was a joint, long term investigation by the Wood County Sheriffs Department, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division Criminal Investigation, and the Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force.
During the search warrant of the residence, approximately 120g ofFentanyl, 315g of Cocaine, 208 pills of MDMA (Ecstasy), and suspected marijuana was seized. These controlled substances hold an approximate street value of $132,000 -$142,000.
Approximately $16,000 in United States currency along with a large quantity of high valued jewelry was also seized at the residence.
During the investigation, Kirstie Ann Wallace, was arrested in connection with these seized items at her residence. The Wood County Sheriffs Department will be forwarding numerous felony charges to the Wood County District Attorney’s Office.
Wood County has seen 12 overdose deaths to date this year. The majority of those deaths were connected to fentanyl, Heroin, and Methamphetamine. This seizure likely saved many lives in Central Wisconsin, according to Wood County Sheriff Shawn Becker.
The Wood County Sheriffs Department was assisted during this incident by the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, Port Edwards Police Department, Wood County Human Services, and the Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department.
The Wood County Sheriffs Department is continuing to investigate this incident additional information will be released at a later date.
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