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Two men with long records were arrested when officers found drug paraphernalia.

Ryan S. Lubinski, 32, Waupaca, is charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Nov. 14, Waupaca Police Officers Diana Flatoff and Sam Van Dinter and Waupaca County Deputy Bryan Strobusch executed a search warrant at Lubinski’s home on the 100 block of South State Street.

When the officers entered the residence, they found Dominic M. Schuelke, 19, sleeping on a couch. On the end table next to the sofa, Flatoff found syringes and Schuelke’s cellphone.

Strobusch and Van Dinter entered Lubinski’s bedroom, where they found Erica L. Durrant, 36, sitting on the bed and Bryan J. Bucher, 26, allegedly hiding in the closet.

Before they exited the bedroom, Bucher asked if he could have his pants that were on a chair.

According to the criminal complaint, Strobusch checked the pockets and found two quetiapine fumarate pills, a prescription-only anti-psychotic used to treat bipolar disorder.

Schuelke told police the items on the end table were his, the complaint says.

Strobusch also found suspected meth and pot pipes in Lubinski’s bedroom and used syringes and a small amount of a crystalline substance in Schuelke’s backpack.

Lubinski reportedly told investigators he sometimes gets drugs in exchange for allowing people to sell their drugs out of his home.

Police reported Lubinski said he has only used methamphetamine and marijuana recently.

Lubinski asked if his daughter could spend the night with his mother in case he was not released.

He was released from jail on a $2,500 signature bond on Nov. 16.

Conditions of Lubinski’s bond include that he not possess any illegal substances, only relatives are allowed at his residence, and he cannot have unsupervised contact with his child unless authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services.

On March 22, 2015, Lubinski was convicted of theft and misdemeanor bail jumping. Judge Philip Kirk placed Lubinski on two years of probation, then stayed a sentence of 30 days in jail.

On May 25, 2016, Lubinski was charged with theft and released from custody on a $2,000 signature bond.

On Aug. 12, 2016, Lubinski’s probation on a 2015 conviction was revoked and he was sentenced to six months in jail.

That same day, he was convicted of the second theft charge and placed on two years of probation.

On Dec. 13, 2016, Lubinski’s probation was revoked and he was sentenced to seven months in jail.

On Nov. 1, 2017, Lubinski was cited for contributing to the truancy of a minor.

On Nov. 7, he was charged with the misdemeanor offense of possession of drug paraphernalia.

After being found at Lubinski’s home, Schuelke was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains in custody on a probation hold.

On Aug. 31, 2015, Schuelke was charged with taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and theft.

Judge Vicki Clussman ordered a $3,000 cash bond and Schuelke remained in custody until his sentencing on Jan. 4, 2016.

Kirk placed Schuelke on two years probation and ordered that he spend 54 days in jail until his 18th birthday on Feb. 27, 2016. Kirk also ordered Schuelke to pay $2,045 in restitution and court costs. If he successfully completed his probation, his record would be expunged.

On May 17, 2016, Schuelke was charged with taking a vehicle without consent, burglary, theft and escape from criminal arrest. He was held in custody on a $2,500 cash bond.

On June 21, 2016, Schuelke’s probation was revoked and he was sentenced to nine months in jail, less 77 days credit for time served.

That same day, Schuelke was convicted of escaping criminal arrest and the other three charges were dismissed but read into the record.

Kirk sentenced him to one year in jail to be served concurrently with the nine-month sentence.

In May and June of 2017, Schulke was charged in three separate cases with two counts of forgery, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On May 8, Judge Raymond Huber set a $2,000 cash bond as a condition of Schuelke’s release from custody.

On June 20, Clussman amended it to a $5,000 signature bond and Schuelke was released.

On July 19, Schuelke failed to make a court appearance and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Aug. 7, Schuelke was brought into court and Judge Troy Nielsen set a $500 cash bond. He remained in custody for nearly two months.

On Oct. 1, Schuelke was convicted of forgery and possession of drug paraphernalia. The other charges were dismissed but read into the record.

Huber placed him on three years of probation, stayed a sentence of 90 days in jail with 72 days credit if revoked, and assessed Schuelke $1,985 in restitution and court costs.

A warrant was issued for Erica Durrant’s arrest two days after police searched Lubinski’s home.

On March 29, Durrant was charged with illegal possession of a prescription drug and released on a $500 signature bond.

She failed to appear in court on the misdemeanor drug charge on Nov. 14.

Her prior convictions include disorderly conduct and drunken driving.

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