Deputies find heroin, loaded handgun
Suspect held on $20,000 cash bond
A traffic stop on U.S. Highway 10 uncovered enough heroin for 150 doses.
Charles A. Williams, 25, Marshfield is charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver, carrying a concealed weapon, obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Friday, May 18, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Lewinski was on U.S. Highway 10 in rural Weyauwega when he observed a westbound silver 1995 Toyota with a loud exhaust. He made a traffic stop.
According to the criminal complaint, two men were in the car. Williams was the driver and Sean S. Violette, 31, was the passenger.
A records check indicated Violette had an extradition warrant from Minnesota. He was wanted for assault.
Lewinski called for backup, and Sgt. Kevin Studzinski arrived to assist.
When Lewinski told Violette to exit the vehicle, he noticed what appeared to be marijuana shake on the passenger seat.
Because the two men appeared nervous when the officers asked them if they had any illegal drugs, Deputy James Santiago and K9 Cuda were dispatched to the scene to perform a sniff test of the car.
Although Williams continued denying he had any drugs, he said he had a gun in the glove box, which he had purchased that same day in Milwaukee.
The officers found a a .45-caliber handgun with 10 rounds in the magazine. Williams did not have a concealed carry permit.
The officers also found a large wad of cash.
At the county jail, corrections officers searched Williams and found 14.88 grams of heroin, enough for 150 doses, investigators say.
Williams remains in custody on a $20,000 cash bond. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of the felony heroin charge.
Violette is also in the Waupaca County jail.