Officers find heroin at jail
Waupaca County inmate charged with possession
Samantha J. Krebs, 34, Ellsworth Correctional Center in Union Grove, is charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver.
On Oct. 29, 2019, Waupaca County Corrections Officer Jacob Bina was reviewing surveillance footage of a jail pod when he saw what appeared to be Krebs removing an item from her person and leaving it in her cell.
According to the criminal complaint, Deputy Nate Nelson found a plastic bag containing two gem bags that had a total of 2.31 grams of heroin and fentanyl.
On May 22, 2018, Wood County charged Krebs with possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin and possession of THC.
She entered a plea of no contest to the methamphetamine charge on Nov. 30, 2018, and was placed on three years of probation.
On Feb. 12, 2019, Wood County charged Krebs with felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of narcotics and felony possession of THC, all with intent to deliver.
She was also charged with the misdemeanor offense of illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Krebs entered no-contest pleas on the misdemeanor charges. The felony charges were dismissed, but read into the court record.
The Wood County judge sentenced Krebs to time served on Dec. 17, 2019.
On Sept. 3, 2019, prior to sentencing, Wood County issued a bench warrant for Krebs, arrest after she failed to make a court appearance.
She was taken into custody on Oct. 21, 2019, and held on a $1,000 cash bond as a Safekeeper in Waupaca County jail.
On Dec. 15, 2019, Wood County revoked Krebs’ probation and sentenced her to state prison.
She is scheduled for mandatory release from incarceration on Nov. 18. 2021.
Krebs is scheduled for her initial court appearance in Waupaca County on Sept. 15.