Janesville man accused of using daughter to deliver drugs

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Gazette staff
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

JANESVILLE—A Janesville man is accused of using his teenage daughter to deliver synthetic marijuana to another minor.

Quentin A. Ellefson, 42, of 510 Lincoln St., Janesville, was charged in Rock County Court with using a child to deliver drugs. The crime is a felony whose penalties include imprisonment of up to 12 years and six months.

The case came to police attention Dec. 4 when a Janesville mother called to say  her son was sick in bed after buying synthetic marijuana from the girl, according to the criminal complaint. The drug is illegal in Wisconsin.

The mother told police she was upset about the drug deal, so she used her son's cell phone to sent a text message to the girl, offering $50 for more of the drug. When the girl arrived, the mother kept her there until police arrived, according to the complaint.

The girl later told police her father obtained the drug from a smoke shop in Elkhorn and sold it.

In the original sale to the boy, Ellefson asked for food in exchange for the drug, and the girl discussed with the boy via text message the foods her father wanted, according to the complaint.

In her second trip to the boy's house, Ellefson drove her to the appointment, according to the complaint.

The drug in the girl's possession tested positive for synthetic cannabinoids, according to the complaint.

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