By Joe Bachman
STEVENS POINT — A 30-year-old Plover woman is facing multiple charges of selling amphetamines after a police investigation led to her arrest.
According to police reports filed on Dec. 1, on Oct. 23 authorities worked with a confidential informant to purchase controlled substances from Plover native Jennifer Pitsch, who was suspected of selling methamphetamine in the Portage Co. area. On that date, the informant purchased a 0.6 gram gem baggie from Pitsch’s residence in the amount of $70.
On Nov. 2, police continued their work with a CI, as another purchase was made from Pitsch from her residence in the amount of $200. Shortly after her arrest days later, officers would find multiple drug paraphernalia items in her possession, including pipes, straws, packaging material, a digital scale, and an unknown powdery substance later identified as Xanax. Three bags of methamphetamine were also found weighing in 2 grams in total.
According to reports, Pitsch started to use methamphetamine in February of 2017, and sells to keep her own habit afloat. She was quoted as telling police “I don’t know how to put this in the right words to make it not sound horrible — I push it.” She later told police she was “addicted to the hustle.”
If convicted, Pitsch faces up to 50 years imprisonment for four felony F charges of possession of amphetamines with intent to sell, as well as an additional three years and six months for maintaining a drug trafficking place, and even more time for a charge of bail jumping. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18.