ATHENS - A drug arrest in Wausau led police to a pot growing operation in Athens worth a street value near $2 million, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.
It all started with a local delivery company. They told police about a suspicious package.
That lead to the arrest of Bryan Arnold in Wausau on February 6th.
Police found nearly five pounds of marijuana at his home at 806 Steuben Street. They also found several thousand dollars in cash. According to a Marathon County Sheriff's Department press release Arnold had his initial appearance in court on February 10, 2014.
The investigation also lead police to a home in rural Athens.
Police found 727 marijuana plants, pot growing equipment and several thousand dollars there.
According to a press release, drug related charges are pending towards the people living in the Athens home.
CRANDON - Terri Burl wanted to ask more questions than make comments during Congressman Sean Duffy's town hall in Crandon on Thursday.
"Everybody's in the state of the unknown right now," Burl said.
Burl, a Republican, was thinking of her 26-year-old son in Oshkosh as she asked Duffy (R-Wausau) about health care concerns. She worries about tax penalties for her uninsured son and the GOP's lack of solid ideas to replace the Affordable Care Act.
MERRILL - The Merrill Police Department need helping finding anyone involved in several acts of vandalism that happened earlier this week.
Brian Schwartz has lived in his home on River Street in Merrill for almost 10 years. His garage, his neighbor's garage, and the public service building down the street were vandalized. Schwartz reported the vandalism to police on Monday.
Schwartz says this is the first time anyone has vandalized his property.
MADISON - The Senate judiciary committee is set to vote on four bills that would impose tougher drunken driving penalties.
The Republican proposals would create a five-year minimum prison sentence for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and raise the minimum incarceration period for fifth and sixth offenses from six months to 18 months.
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