VIDEO REPORT: 18 Arrested in Drug Investigation

By: Sally Mamdooh Email
By: Sally Mamdooh Email

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 --- 9:00p.m.

After several months investigating, the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force serves a series of felony arrest warrants in Platteville.

18 people were arrested today, on several drug charges. The sheriff's office says they're relieved the drugs are off the street.

14 UW-Platteville students are facing drug charges for selling marijuana and cocaine.

While those arrest warrants were served, the sheriff's office was able to arrest four more people that are also Platteville students. They were arrested on other drug charges that range from possession of drug paraphernalia to possession of mushrooms.

The arrests come as a shock to some students, who claim they didn't know anything was going on.

This is still an open investigation. Law enforcement have two more arrest warrants out for individuals that live in two other counties.

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Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 --- 12:33 p.m.

Authorities arrest 18 people on a variety of drug charges after serving warrants in Platteville.

The Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force has been investigating drug-related activities over the past 10 months. They worked with a variety of local law enforcement to make the following arrests.

Peter Wycklendt, 21, Manufacture/Deliver THC 3 counts
Ryan Schlosser, 22, Manufacture/Deliver THC 1 count
Michael Depons, 21, Manufacture/Deliver THC 3 counts
Craig Wilson, 19, Manufacture/Deliver THC 3 counts
Ross Kopiske, 21, Manufacture/Deliver THC 1 count
Cole Durdan, 21, Manufacture/Deliver THC 3 counts
Austin Krueger, 20, Manufacture/Deliver THC 3 counts
Ashley Kloss, 21, Manufacture/Deliver THC 3 counts
Randall Runge, 23, Manufacture/Deliver THC 3 counts
Andrew Fells, 23, Manufacture/Deliver THC 1 count
Gregory Becher, 21, Manufacture/Deliver THC 3 counts
Troy Frederick 20 Manufacture/Deliver THC 3 counts
Wesley Ertmer 20 Manufacture/Deliver THC 3 counts
Michael Sahs 21 Manufacture/Deliver THC 3 counts
Chelsey Austin, 20, Possession Drug Paraphernalia
Ian Erickson, 21, Possession Drug Para, Possession THC, Manufacture/Deliver THC 1 count each
Ryan Whitehead 21 Possession of Paraphernalia
Natalie Costello-Mikecz 21 Possession of Mushrooms


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