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Four arrested in marijuana busts near Janesville

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ANN MARIE AMES
September 4, 2010
— Four people were arrested this week in two drugs busts in rural communities near Janesville, according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday, officials arrested three people and seized 50 marijuana plants after executing a search warrant at 1208 E. Dellwood Drive in Janesville Township, north of the city. No one was home when police from the Rock County Special Investigations Unit and Village of Clinton Police Department entered the building at 8:36 a.m. Police seized plants, drug paraphernalia and grow equipment, the release states.


Arrested were Nicholas B. Bartel, 28, Richard R. Winger, 69, and Susan M. Ludwig, 53. All three lived at the Dellwood Drive address, according to the release.


All three were arrested on charges of maintaining a drug house, manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Their initial court appearances are scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 4.


On Wednesday, officials executed a search warrant at 11201 E. County A in Johnstown Township, east of Janesville.


No one was home at 12:48 p.m. when police from the special investigations unit and the City of Milton Police Department entered the home, the release states.


Police seized 13 marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia.


Police arrested Gary M. Kelly, 56, on charges of manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a drug house and possession of paraphernalia. His initial appearance is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 4.



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