Attorney of Burlington man accused of having 186 grams of heroin not happy with bond

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Andrea Anderson
Sunday, March 23, 2014

ELKHORN — The attorney for a man arrested after allegedly being found with about 186 grams of heroin in a vehicle claims the bond set in the case is excessive.

On March 10, Phillip Zadurski was bound over for trial, according to online court records. He is being held at the Walworth County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.

His attorney, Peter Wilson, called the bond amount “excessive,” and at motion hearing March 17, his request to reduce Zadurski's bond to $25,000 with a 10 percent cash component was denied, he said.

Zadurski, 625 Meadow Lane, No. 7, Burlington, was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 19, at a village of East Troy BP gas station at 1880 County ES, according to the criminal complaint.

Zadurski, 42, pleaded not-guilty to eight drug-related charges, Wilson said.

Zadurski is charged with:

--Possession with intent to deliver heroin, second or subsequent offense.

--Possession with intent to deliver narcotics, second and subsequent offense.

--Possession with intent to deliver psilocybin, second and subsequent offense.

--Two counts possession with intent to deliver schedule IV drugs, second and subsequent offense.

--Possession with intent to deliver THC, second and subsequent offense.

--Misdemeanor possession of cocaine, repeater.

--Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

In February, East Troy police responded to a call about a suspicious female at the gas station. When they arrived and approached the vehicle, described as a silver sedan in the criminal complaint, Zadurski made “furtive movements” towards the police, according to the East Troy Police Department news release.

According to the complaint, police searched Zadurski, who was in the driver's seat, and found he was carrying a number of prescription drugs, heroin and $1,325 in U.S. currency.

The criminal complaint states police found in the vehicle:

--184 grams of heroin.

--127 grams and “several smaller packages” of marijuana.

--112.1 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.

The heroin is worth about $20,000, District Attorney Daniel Necci said in a February interview. The estimate is based on a $100 value of heroin per gram. He did not provide an estimate on the other drugs.

This could be the largest heroin bust in a decade, Necci said. He also said he does not think Zadurski is linked to the eight people arrested in two weeks in February in connection to a string of heroin deals in the Lake Geneva and Delavan areas.

“What I was most impressed with was the large quantity of suspected heroin,” Necci said.

On March 13, Wilson made a demand for a speedy trial.

According to state law, when a speedy trial is demanded in a felony case, the state must start the trial within 90 days from the date the trial is demanded.

If the state does not try the defendant within the required time, the defendant must be “let out on bond or on such conditions that are just,” Wilson said. What those conditions are are unknown, he said.

Zadurski is scheduled for a 12-person jury trial starting May 19 at the Walworth County Judicial Center, according to online court records.

Just because a trial is scheduled does not mean a trial will take place., Wilson said. 

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