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Woman faces heroin charges


A woman staying at the Rainbow Motel was arrested after police received an anonymous tip that she had narcotics.

Kristen M. Gurholt, 34, Hilbert, is charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, two counts of possession of paraphernalia, and one count each of felony and misdemeanor bail jumping.

On Jan. 11, New London Police Officer Nick Kamba received a call that a woman at the Rainbow Motel had drugs, possible heroin.

The caller identified the woman as Gurholt.

When Kamba did a records search, he found Gurholt had been convicted of possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of marijuana in December 2015 in Brown County. She had also been charged with possession of a switchblade and drug paraphernalia in November 2015 in Calumet County.

There were active warrants for her arrest.

Later, Kamba observed Gurholt leave her motel room, carrying a bag. She entered a dark pickup truck and left.

Officer Brody Erickson stopped the truck in the Walmart parking lot.

According to the criminal complaint, Erickson believed the woman sitting in the passenger seat was Gurholt, but she identified herself as “Michelle” and had no ID with her.

The officers were able to identify the woman as Gurholt based on a police photo and descriptions of her tatoos. Erickson arrested Gurholt.

Inside Gurholt’s purse, police reported finding a syringe with dark liquid and two caps with residue in them. They also reported finding two bindles of heroin and 7.8 grams of cocaine.

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