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Interdiction effort leads to 40 arrests

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Gazette staff
October 15, 2011
— Two days, four miles, 40 arrests, 98 traffic violations and 800 grams of marijuana and cocaine confiscated.

Those are just a few of the numbers racked up in a recent, multi-department, enforcement exercise.


From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, the Janesville Police Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol, staff from Janesville probation and parole office and members of the Milwaukee High-density Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) ran an intensive highway interdiction effort.


Officers worked a four-mile segment of Center Avenue/Highway 51 between the Five Points intersection and the Highway 11 bypass in Janesville.


The operation was focused on highway safety and intercepting illegal drugs being transported into Janesville.


The operation resulted in:


158 warnings for traffic violations.


58 citations for traffic violations.


Seven felony and 28 misdemeanor arrests.


Five arrests on warrants.


During the operation officers seized more than 800 grams of marijuana and cocaine, as well as money and drug paraphernalia.


Two of the seven individuals arrested included Rodney M. Williams, 28, Madison, on charges of possession with intent to deliver marijuana; and Christopher L. Markin, 24, Beloit, on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and a probation hold.



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