Three people were referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for drug charges after a confidential informant helped police facilitate an Oct. 24 drug bust in downtown Tomah.

The Monroe County Join Investigative Task Force received information that methamphetamine was being sold in an upstairs Tomah apartment occupied by Macy Schulz, 44, Tomah, and arranged for a confidential informant to purchase $180 worth of methamphetamine from Schulz and Charles Joseph LaBeause, 37, Tomah.

The report says the informant entered the apartment wearing a wire and purchased two “eight-balls” (3.5 grams each) of methamphetamine. LaBeause reportedly took a “pinch” of methamphetamine for himself and reimbursed the informant $7.

After the informant returned to police and the substance he purchased was identified as methamphetamine, police executed a “knock and announce” search warrant of Schulz’s residence. Police received no answer after knocking and breached the door. Schulz and LaBeause were inside, and they were arrested without incident. A search of the apartment allegedly found two bags containing 3.6 grams of marijuana, several containers with marijuana and methamphetamine residue and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

While police were conducting the search, Dominic M. Schulz, 18, Tomah, entered the apartment. He told police he was a resident in the unit. During the search, he pointed police to a suitcase he owned, which allegedly contained marijuana.

Macy Schulz and LaBeause were both referred for possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Macy Schulz, Dominic Schulz and LaBeause were all referred for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In other Tomah Police Department news:

Shayne Erin Springer, 52, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct. He is accused of kicking a door at an Edgewood Avenue residence Oct. 16 and refusing to identify himself to police officers who were investigating the incident. The report says a drunken Springer had earlier gotten into a verbal dispute at another residence, where a couple threatened to call police.

Kristopher K. Hanson, 39, Westby, and Paige Amanda Brehm, 27, Tomah, were referred to the district attorney for retail theft. They are accused of purchasing several items from Walmart Oct. 13 and re-entering the store a short time later to load a car with the same items and using their receipt to exit the store with the unpaid merchandise.

Hanson returned to the store Oct. 17. Walmart notified police of Hanson’s presence, and he was taken into custody. After several attempts to contact Brehm, a police officer identified her in a convenience store parking lot Oct. 26 and placed her under arrest.

Jill Marie Stoewsand, 40, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for retail theft. She is accused of shoplifting $144 worth of clothing from the Tomah Cash Store Oct. 19. She was also identified in a retail theft incident Oct. 12 at Walmart.

Stoewsand was also referred for bail jumping.

Robert W. Walp, 48, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. He is accused of violating a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol.

John William Schrivner, 58, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. He is accused of violating a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol.

Alexis S. Groth, 18, La Crosse, was referred to the district attorney for operating after revocation/drunk driving-related. She was pulled over Oct. 21 for expired registration.

Justin S. Sparks, 27, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for operating after revocation/drunk driving-related, failure to install an ignition interlock device and bail jumping. He was pulled over Oct. 29 after police ran a registration check of his vehicle.

David Albert Beyer, 62, Tomah, was referred to the district attorney for bail jumping. He is accused of violating a bond condition that prohibits him from consuming alcohol.

Antonio Joseph Jaime, 19, Hixton, was referred to the district attorney for drug charges after allegedly selling $50 worth of methamphetamine to a confidential informant April 17. Jaime was referred for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and possession of methamphetamine.

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Tomah Journal editor Steve Rundio can be reached at steve.rundio@lee.net.

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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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