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UPDATED: Marijuana Growing Operations Found in Grant Co.; 2 Arrested

UPDATED: Monday, September 17, 2012 --- 9:15 a.m.

UPDATED NEWS RELEASE
RICHLAND IOWA GRANT DRUG TASK FORCE

Title of Incident:
Search Warrant

Location:
3883 Roddick Lane, Platteville, Wi. Ellenboro Township

Date and Time:
9-11-2012 11:00 a.m.

Subjects Involved:

1. Travis J. Sedlak
32
3883 Roddick Lane Platteville, WI.

2. Matthew T. Boyd
32
204 Diamond Oak Dr. Dodgeville, WI

Details: It was discovered that the felony charges for Travis in the state of Nebraska were dismissed; therefore the felon in possession of a firearm charge was not filed.

On 9-14-12 4(four) search warrants were served on the safes which were taken from the above residence. Recovered from the safes were several more baggies of marijuana, suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms, and $14,000.00 in cash.

On 9-14-12 Sedlak and Boyd appeared in Grant County Court in front of Judge VanDeHey. Sedlak was given a $5,000.00 cash bond and Boyd was given a $2,500.00 cash bond. Preliminary hearing was scheduled for September 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Arrest* or Charges:

Travis Sedlak
Manufacturing Marijuana
Possession of Marijuana with intent to deliver
Possession of Paraphernalia
Maintaining a drug house

Matthew Boyd
Manufacturing Marijuana Party to a crime

Investigating Officer(s): R I G Drug Task Force
Officer Authorizing News Release: Chief Deputy Jack R. Johnson

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Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2012 --- 2:01 p.m.

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE RICHLAND IOWA GRANT DRUG TASK FORCE:

Title of Incident:
Search Warrant

Location:
3883 Roddick Lane, Platteville -- Ellenboro Township

Date and Time:
9-11-2012 11:00 a.m.

Subjects Involved:
1. Travis J. Sedlak, 32, 3883 Roddick Lane Platteville
2. Matthew T. Boyd, 32, 204 Diamond Oak Dr. Dodgeville

Details:
On Tuesday September 11, 2012 The Richland Iowa Grant Drug Task Force Members from Grant and Iowa Counties, along with the Grant County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at 3883 Roddick Lane in the Township of Ellenboro.

Located inside the residence were 4 separate Marijuana growing operations.

Each operation was in different stages of production.

A total of 347 Marijuana plants were located throughout the residence with several pounds of finished product.

A significant amount of money was confiscated from the residence along with several firearms and ammunition. The street value of the marijuana is in excess of $300,000.00.

The residence is owned by Amy Leffler from Lancaster.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are pending.

Arrest* or Charges:

Travis Sedlak:
Manufacturing Marijuana
Possession of Marijuana with intent to deliver
Possession of Paraphenalia
Felon in possession of a firearm
Maintaining a drug house

Matthew Boyd:
Manufacturing Marijuana Party to a crime

*Arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to bring charges against an individual with the understanding that every person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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