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Three arrested in Fox Crossing 'significant drug arrest'

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 12:24:48-04

FOX CROSSING (NBC 26) — Law enforcement said a 'significant drug arrest' was made in Fox Crossing, leading to three people being arrested as well as the seizure of hundreds pounds of THC and THC products

Investigators of the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan (LWAM) Enforcement Group-Drug Unit said they were contacted by the U.S. Postal Service regarding numerous suspicious packages.

According to LWAM investigators, the packages were from California shipping to an address in the Village of Fox Crossing. An anticipatory search warrant was applied for and granted on July 20.

LWAM said the Fox Crossing Police Department assisted in the search in which approximately $40,000 and several ledgers for the sale of marijuana was found.

Law enforcement said three suspects were arrested at the address: 57-year-old John S. Hale, 56-year-old Billie J. Gerver, and 28-year-old Ashtyn E. Hale. Investigators said all three were identified as suspects through surveillance, license plates and mail going to the address.

During the search, LWAM said it was determined a second nearby location was also being used for operations. Another search warrant was obtained and executed for the secondary location.

The second search yielded $20,000 located inside of a safe and several drug processing areas, according to officers. The search also revealed several hundred pounds of different types of marijuana including raw leaves, THC edibles, THC wax, and THC vapor cartridges.

LWAM investigators said the marijuana has an estimated street value of over $1,000,000.

Police added investigators also seized a motorcycle, a 2019 Ford Edge and a 2016 Ford fusion. Task force officers also recovered several safety deposit box keys and information regarding crypto-currency accounts.

Fox Crossing police said all three suspects were arrested and charged with Manufacture/Deliver THC 10,000+ grams, Maintaining a Drig Trafficking Place, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is reviewing this case for federal charges.

"We will continue to diligently combat the sale and manufacture of controlled substances, along with all other unlawful activity that disrupts and threatens the peace, safety, order, aesthetics, and property values of the Village of Fox Crossing," wrote the Fox Crossing Police Department.