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Four people arrested after Janesville drug sweep

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ANN MARIE AMES
December 21, 2011
— Four people were arrested and five are wanted after police conducted a drug sweep Monday morning, according to a news release from the Janesville Police Department.

Three people were arrested at a home on North Oakhill Avenue and one at a home on South Jackson Street, according to police records. The two homes were not connected but had been part of ongoing drug investigations, said Sgt. Jim Holford with the department's street crimes unit.


The drugs were not necessarily being sold out of the homes, Holford said.


"We were buying drugs from them at another place," Holford said of the investigation. "We just arrested them at home."


Three of the four people arrested appeared in court Tuesday afternoon:


-- Benjamin X. Zweifel, 19, of 173 S. Jackson St., Janesville, was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Monday at home. He is charged with keeping a drug house and delivering marijuana. A police informant bought 4.4 grams of marijuana for $20 from Zweifel in November, according to court documents.


-- Brandon M. Harris, 28, of 719 Oakhill Ave., Janesville, was arrested at 8:25 a.m. Monday at home. He was charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.


-- Trevor C. Michaels, 21, unknown address, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Jackson Street and Mockingbird Lane. He was charged in court with five counts delivering cocaine, three counts of keeping a drug house, possession of a switchblade knife and carrying a concealed weapon. An undercover police officer bought crack cocaine from Michaels several times around the city including a municipal building, a store and in the 700 block of North Oakhill Avenue, according to police.


Arrested but not charged as of Tuesday afternoon was Jennifer Bohland, 26, of 719 Oakhill Ave., Janesville. She was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and keeping a drug house, according to the news release.


Police seized crack cocaine, marijuana, stolen items and cash from the home on Oakhill Avenue. Rock County Child Protective Services workers took two children from the home, according to the release.


The police department is searching for five other people on related drug charges in the investigation.



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