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Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Seizure in Rock County

Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 --- 5:45p.m.

Release from Rock County Sheriff's Office:

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit (SIU), members of Janesville Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit (SCU) and the Beloit Township Police Department executed a drug search warrant at 3335 Riverside Dr. in the Town of Beloit.

The drug search warrant was issued as a result of a traffic stop that occurred on Friday, June 15, 2012 at approximately 7:28 PM by deputies of the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. A vehicle was travelling North on S USH 51 near the airport when a deputy noticed the passenger in the vehicle was not wearing his seat belt. This passenger was later identified as William F Buchko M/W 08/31/66. Janesville Police Department’s K-9 officer was called to the scene and the K-9 alerted on the vehicle. Deputies searched the vehicle and seized one pound of marijuana from the passenger compartment. Buchko was arrested and transported to the Rock County Jail on Possession with Intent to Deliver THC, Drug Paraphernalia and Tax Stamp Violation.

After Buchko’s arrest, Officers from Rock County SIU and Janesville Police Department SCU gained consent to search his residence, which is located at 1115 Hamilton Ave in the City of Janesville. Officers seized more marijuana and drug paraphernalia from his residence.

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, at approximately 12:45 AM, a search warrant was executed at 3335 Riverside Dr. The search warrant netted the seizure of Marijuana, Psilocybin Mushrooms and Drug Paraphernalia. The sole occupant and owner of the residence was identified as Kyle L C Gronau M/W 08/04/83. Gronau was arrested and transported to the Rock County Jail on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver THC, Delivery of THC W/in 1000’ of a Park, Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms, Prohibited Acts B and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Upon completion of the investigation, deputies seized:

- 1,563.6 grams (3.4 pounds) of high grade THC
- 7 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms
- $ 2,284.00
- Several items used to package, sell and consume THC

Buchko and Gronau are currently being held at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office awaiting their initial court appearance, which is scheduled for Monday, June 18, 2012.


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