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A man convicted for owing more than $40,000 in child support now faces meth charges.

Lee Roy R. Blank, 36, Manawa, is charged with delivery of amphetamine, possession of amphetamine with intent to deliver, maintaining a drug trafficking place, a second OWI, and operating after revocation.

On May 19, New London police officers responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint near the intersection of Division and Evergreen streets.

The caller reported a red car had been moving a short distance forward, then backward for about an hour.

When the officers arrived, they found a red car in the portion of Division Street closed off for construction.

Officer Luke Curtis reported the engine was running and the driver was unconscious.

According to the criminal complaint, the driver was lethargic, unresponsive to questions and unable to open his eyes.

Officers Curtis and Nick Kamba removed the driver from the car and had to hold him up because he was unable to stand.

They were able to identify the driver because his tattoos matched those described on the warrants for Blank’s arrest.

The Department of Corrections and Brown County both had warrants for Blank.

Police reported finding $1,640 in cash in Blank’s pocket, as well as a plastic gem pac with meth, several syringes, and a newspaper article about the indictment of several local meth dealers.

On Jan. 29, Blank was convicted of failing to pay child support for three children between the ages of 6 and 16 for nearly two years. He was placed on three years of probation and ordered to remain current on all support payments and pay on arrears.

On March 24, Blank and his girlfriend, Erica R. Ducommun, 33, were arrested at a casino in Green Bay.

According to investigators in Green Bay, Blank made phone calls on March 24 from the Brown County jail to Bonnie J. Piskorski, 55, Ogdensburg. Piskorski is Ducommun’s mother.

The phone calls tipped off police that Blank expected a delivery of methamphetamine in the mail.

On March 25, police executed a search warrant at Piskorski’s home and seized a half-pound of meth.

Blank also faces meth-related charges for the March incident.

Blank is currently in Waupaca County jail on a probation hold for the failure to pay child support convictions. He is scheduled for a revocation hearing on July 23.

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