Heroin found during traffic stop
A Weyauwega woman faces a felony drug charge after a friend told police she had heroin.
Tiffany L. Fronczak, 22, is charged with possession of narcotics and obstructing an officer.
Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, Weyauwega Police Officer Matthew Batte spoke on the phone with a New London man who said Fronczak had at least a bindle of heroin.
The man said he and Fronczak were leaving New London and driving toward Weyauwega on County Trunk X.
Batte arranged for Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Zeamer to meet him at the traffic stop and bring his K-9 unit, Arrow, with him.
About 15 minutes later, Batte observed the New London man driving a blue Chevy Trailblazer westbound on County X. He made a traffic stop.
The trailblazer was registered to Fronczak. She was sitting in the front passenger seat and five children were in the back.
While Batte was checking the friend’s driver’s license, Zeamer arrived with Arrow.
Arrow circled the car and alerted for the presence of narcotics.
According to the criminal complaint, Fronczak’s friend is currently receiving injections to counteract his heroin withdrawal symptoms. He reportedly told the officers that Fronczak had hidden a bindle of heroin in her cellphone case.
Fronczak told the officers she had no narcotics, but she “appeared very nervous, was shaking and her voice was quivering,” the complaint says.
Fronczak turned her pockets inside out to show they were empty. She said the only thing she had with her was her cellphone, which she said was in her bra.
When the officers found a small piece of aluminum foil wrapped around a tiny round object in the case, Fronczak reportedly said her friend gave it to her to hide when Batte pulled them over.
Fronczak said she had given her friend $60 that he had used $45 of to buy heroin for personal use and to sell, and given her a little bit for herself, according to the complaint.
The friend told the officers Fronczak gave him $60 and he was supposed to buy two to three bindles for her while they were in Milwaukee. He said they stopped at the Holy Hill gas station on the way back, and Franczak snorted some heroin there.