Heroin, cocaine seized in police raid
Brothers face more felony charges following their release from jail.
Steven L. Scribner, 47, Iola, was charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, concealing stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies executed a June 15 search warrant at his home. He was also charged with felony bail jumping and possession of a controlled substance after deputies stopped and searched his car on July 7.
Jeffrey A. Scribner, 44, Iola, was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of counterfeit narcotics with intent to deliver, receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and misdemeanor theft as a result of the June 15 search warrant.
He was also charged with felony bail jumping and possession of narcotics after the July 7 traffic stop.
On Thursday, June 15, Waupaca County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at the home of Jeffrey, Steven and Daniel Scribner at their home on Fisher Road in the town of Harrison.
Arthur Stickles, 55, also lived at the Fisher Road home.
According to the criminal complaint, deputies seized a loaded syringe in a plastic bag labeled “Naloxone in case of overdose.”
In the common areas of the house, deputies found drug paraphernalia, multiple chain saws, drills, tools, a .308-caliber rifle, an autographed Packers football, an outboard motor, an air compressor, jewelry and other items, many of which investigators believe were stolen.
The outboard motor had been reported stolen and was valued at $3,200. Deputies are still trying to track down the owners of the other items.
In Jeffrey Scribner’s bedroom, deputies found three aluminum foil bindles containing 0.78 grams of a brown powdery substance that tested inconclusive for heroin, 0.42 grams of marijuana and two digital scales.
In Steve Scribner’s bedroom, officers seized 4.88 grams of heroin, 0.71 grams of cocaine, 1.45 grams of marijuana, a small safe, a Samsung tablet, an Amazon kindle and a wicker basket filled with watches and jewelry.
Deputies reported finding a pipe, belonging to Stickles, with marijuana in it.
Stickles was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the criminal complaint against Stickles, he was also charged with felony delivery of narcotics for allegedly selling four oxycodone pills for $120 in an undercover drug buy in February 2016.
Following the search, the Scribner brothers were taken into custody and questioned by Detective Sgt. Pat McClone and Deputy Bryan Strobusch.
According to the criminal complaint, Steven Scribner said he may need to be sent to a hospital because he used heroin multiple times a day.
Jeffrey Scribner reportedly told investigators the three bindles in his room were not heroin, but a mortar mix. He was allegedly playing a prank on his brother who was running out of heroin and becoming sick.
Jeffrey left the bindles out for Steven to see, then told him he could not have one when he asked, the complaint says.
After a judicial determination of probable cause, but before charges were filed, the Scribners were released from custody on signature bonds.
At 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 7, Waupaca County Deputy Nate Nelson stopped a westbound vehicle on U.S. Highway 10 near the State Highway 49 exit west of Fremont.
Nelson noted the vehicle took longer than usual to pull over and the two occupants, identified as Jeffrey and Steven Scribner, were moving around inside the vehicle.
Deputy Nick Traeger arrived with his canine partner, Ike, who alerted to the presence of drugs. Deputies then searched the vehicle.
Jeffrey Scribner told deputies he and his brother had gone to Fond du Lac to pawn some items, then drove to Milwaukee, where he met his daughter at the corner of 77th Street and Capitol Drive, the complaint says.
He said Steven Scribner met with a man that Jeffrey Scribner had never seen before.
Steven Scribner denied going to Milwaukee and denied buying any heroin.
While searching the car, Strobusch found an open baggie corner. He then went to Nelson’s squad car and removed Steven Scribner from the back seat.
Stobusch then noticed several small, white rocks on the back floorboard. They later tested positive for heroin.
Officers at the jail reported finding a small plastic bag in Steven Scribner’s sock.
Steven Scribner is currently in custody on a $10,000 cash bond.
Jeffrey Scribner is in custody on a $5,000 cash bond.