By Brandi Makuski
Stevens Point police on Monday say they’ve confiscated a package they suspect contained heroin bound for a home in Stevens Point.
The package was headed to a Stevens Point Address from San Bernadino, Cali., according to a news release from the Stevens Point Police Department.
As part of an investigation with the Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force and the Dept. of Homeland Security, searches were conducted of two homes in the area — one on the 2800 block of Indiana Ave. and the other on Plover Springs Dr. — where detectives seized small amounts of marijuana, more than 107 grams of heroin and over 136 grams of methamphetamine.
Assistant Chief Tony Babl from Stevens Point said the DHS routinely screens packages sent in the mail for suspicious contents.
“The package did test positive for heroin,” Babl said. “When investigators talks to residents [on Indiana Ave.], that led them to a house in Plover.”
Street value of the drugs is estimated at approximately $68,000.
Police has one in custody following the search. Jason M. Cortright, 36, was arrested from his Indiana Ave. home on Feb. 12.
Charges include possession of marijuana, possession of heroin with intent to deliver and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
Babl said SPPD was notified of the package’s suspected contents last week. About a dozen officers were involved in the investigation, he said, including officers from Wood County, the Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office and Plover.
“Narcotics officers from all [local] agencies work almost daily together,” said Plover Police Chief Dan Ault. “They work phenomenally well together. These cases occur on such a frequent basis, the cases almost always intertwine.”