By Jacob Mathias
A Plover man faces a drug trafficking felony after an investigation led to his arrest and the seizure of about 12 grams of marijuana.
The Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force, along with members of the Plover Police Department, Portage County Sheriff’s Office and Waushara County Sheriff’s Office uncovered the drugs following a March 23 search of a home on the 2800 block of Wisconsin Ave. in Plover.
The suspect, 31-year-old Anthony Drefcinski, returned home as officers uncovered 12.1 grams of marijuana, a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue on it, a digital scale and several small baggies in his bedroom. He admitted to selling marijuana from the house on multiple occasions, according to the complaint.
He also told officers the meth pipe did not belong to him but he had smoked from it that morning.
Drefcinski also said he helped buyers and seller arrange meth sales at the home, adding one sale had occurred that morning, the complaint read.
A woman who was at the home during the search told officers the location was well known for purchasing and smoking marijuana.
The defendant made his initial appearance in Portage Co. Circuit Court on Sept. 6 for felony charges of maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of methamphetamine and possession of THC. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of up to a $10,000 fine, or three years and six months imprisonment or both if convicted.
Charges of possession with intent to distribute THC and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed by Judge Thomas Eagon at the initial appearance.
Drefcinski is free on a $2,000 signature bond and returns to court on Oct. 3 at 3 PM for a preliminary hearing.