Chetek Man Charged with ‘Controlled Buy’ Meth Investigation in Barron County
Chetek, WI man Quinlan Thomas, is charged in Barron County Circuit Court with 2 counts of Class F Felony Manufacture or Deliver Amphetamine.
A press release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Office in December 2017 stated that a lengthy investigation during which a confidential informant purchased methamphetamine from Thomas at Chetek Realty had culminated with the execution of a search warrant at that business and the arrest of Thomas.
Online circuit court records show that at a preliminary examination hearing on January 25, 2018,, the Court heard testimony from Barron County law enforcement and found probable cause to bind Thomas’s case over for trial.
In addition, the Court also found probable cause to bind a second case over for trial in which Thomas is charged with Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine from an incident which occurred on November 29, 2017. Details of that case are not known to DrydenWire.com at this time.
Thomas is under conditions of signature bail bonds on both of his criminal cases.
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'Controlled Buys' of Meth Lead to Arrest of Man at Chetek Business
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | BCSD l Press Release
On December 13, 2017, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department Drug Unit, with the assistance of the Rusk County Sheriff’s Department and the Chetek Police Department, conducted a search warrant at Chetek Realty, LLC and arrested Quinlan Thomas, 53 of Chetek.
This search warrant stems from an investigation over the last several months and four controlled buys that were made where a CI purchased methamphetamine from Mr. Thomas at this business.
Mr. Thomas is being held in the Barron County Jail on four counts of delivery of methamphetamine, maintaining a drug house, possession of methamphetamine and a felony bond violation and is awaiting formal charges by the Barron County District Attorney’s Office.
Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff