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Drug bust follows investigation

Police arrested a suspected drug dealer with 566 doses of meth in his pockets.

Todd J. Schermitzler, 45, New London, is charged three counts of delivery of methamphetamine and one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

Investigators with the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office say they worked with a confidential informant who bought meth from Schermitzler three times in just over two weeks.

According to the criminal complaint, the CI purchased 3.5 grams of meth for $200 from Schermitzler on Aug. 14.

When he turned the meth over to Detective Sgt. Bryan Strobusch, the CI said Schermitzler allegedly had 1.5 ounces of meth in his possession.

Strobusch kept Schermitzler under surveillance and arrested him as he was walking on North Shawano Street.

Strobusch reported finding a plastic container in Schermitzler’s right front pocket.

Inside the container were numerous plastic gem bags with various weights of meth, the complaint says.

The meth was reportedly packaged to be sold as “teeners” (1.75 grams), “8-balls” (3.5 grams) and quarter ounces (7 grams).
Strobusch noted the total weight of 56.67 grams was enough for 566 doses of meth.

Officers also found a total of $1,299 in cash in Schermitzler’s possession, including $200 in marked bills that the CI used to buy meth from Schermitzler, according to the complaint.

Schermitzler is currently in custody on a $50,000 cash bond.

He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of one count of delivery of methamphetamine.

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