By Lisa Pett
Two Wisconsin Rapids men face multiple drug charges after a traffic stop on May 10.
Greg Lozano, 49, and his 17-year-old passenger Nicholas Sief were stopped by Portage Co. deputies shortly before 1 AM. During the stop, a K-9 officer alerted the deputy to possible narcotics in the vehicle.
A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed crack and heroine underneath the front seat, according to the criminal complaint.
While being interviewed by a deputy, Sief claimed to be Lozano’s son and said they were driving “back from Milwaukee on a road trip”. He eventually admitted that they were friends and had driven to Milwaukee to buy drugs, including crack and heroine, something Lozano later confirmed.
Both men were arrested and booked into the Portage County Jail.
Lozano is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cocaine and heroine with intent. Sief is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing an officer.
The two men appeared via video before Judge John Finn on Monday, who ordered $1,000 cash bond for Lozano and $350 cash bond for Sief.
Both men are due back in court on May 26 for an initial appearance.