Police: Two Janesville men arrested for running drug house

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Gazette staff
Sunday, March 16, 2014

JANESVILLE—Two Janesville residents are in custody on suspicion they were running a drug house on the city's west side.

In a Sunday night news release, the Janesville Police Department reported officers arrested Nicholas S. Halstead, 25, Matthew F. Koch, 22, both of 17. N. Chatham St., Janesville on multiple drug charges, along with and Karol J. Landgren, 20, of 436 S. Franklin St., Apt. 3, Janesville, on a misdemeanor drug charge.

The arrest came at 12:06 a.m. Saturday after a three-month police investigation, into the illegal sale, distribution and use of heroin and marijuana at the Chatham Street residence, an upstairs apartment, according to the release.

According to the release: Police searched the apartment and seized 6.3 grams of marijuana along with an undisclosed amount of Schedule I, I and III narcotics, Halstead and Koch were arrested for two counts of manufacturing and delivering heroin, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of schedule III narcotics, felony bail jumping and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug equipment.

Police arrested Koch for possession of marijuana, possession of schedule I, II and III narcotics, possession of illegally-obtained prescription drugs, maintaining a drug trafficking place and misdemeanor possession of drug equipment.

Landgren was arrested for misdemeanor possession of drug equipment, and released with a court date.

Halstead and Koch were in Rock County Jail Sunday and are expected to make an initial court appearance Monday.

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