Secret Cocaine Buys Lead to ArrestsSubmitted: 03/25/2013

Ben Meyer
Executive Producer

MERRILL - Two secret cocaine deals by a Tomahawk Police informant led to three drug arrests.

We told you about those arrests last week.

On Monday, Jason Echterling was in Lincoln County Court for the first time.

He's one of three people charged with felonies for dealing marijuana, cocaine, and prescription drugs.

An investigator talked about how the informant worked with police.

"We provided him with $275 of currency, also, a body wire and a recorder. At that time, we followed the informant over to the residence," testified Tomahawk Police Investigator John DuPlayee.

Tomahawk Police say Echterling sold the informant cocaine two different times.

That gave them enough evidence to carry out a search warrant and arrest Echterling and two others March 15th.

Judge John Yackel decided there was enough evidence to move forward.

Echterling pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Andrew Prokudowicz and Danielle Stevens will appear in court within the next two weeks.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com


THREE LAKES - Pumpkin Fest celebrates fall in the Three Lakes. This year, a new event will emphasize the creative side.

+ Read More
What We're Working OnSubmitted: 10/08/2015

- Thousands of books, magazines and videos will move across Eagle River this week to a temporary home.  It'll help make space for nearly $3 million in renovations to the Olson Memorial Library.  What makes the project so special?  We'll explain tonight at 5.

We'll have the details on this story and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

+ Read More

WOOD COUNTY - Two people are in the hospital Thursday morning. Their vehicle rolled over in Wood county Wednesday afternoon.

The wood county sheriff's department responded to a one car rollover in the town of seneca just before 4:00 Wednesday afternoon.

+ Read More
2 injured in St. Germain crashSubmitted: 10/08/2015

ST. GERMAIN - Two people will recover from injuries Thursday morning. That's after a car crash in St Germain Wednesday.

It happened at the intersection of County Highway J and Highway 70. Both cars were turning left onto J. The second car hit the first during the turn.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Some people like to cozy up next to a fireplace on fall nights, but some cost-effective ways of staying warm bring some health and safety risks with them. That's why the Rhinelander Fire Department wants everyone to stay safe.

+ Read More

Play Video

WAUSAU - A southern Wisconsin man faces charges for sexually assaulting a child.

Forty-eight-year-old Jay Uphoff is accused of sexually assaulting the child three times between 2013 and 2015.

He waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

+ Read More

WAUSAU - It will cost people in one northcentral Wisconsin city more if they don't spay or neuter their pets. 

Wausau increased pet licensing fees for dogs and cats that aren't spayed, neutered, or microchipped.

Pet owners in the city need to buy pet licenses every year.

Those licenses cost $10 for a pet that's fixed and microchipped—but if the pet isn't fixed or microchipped, the license costs $60 a year.

+ Read More
+ More General News

Click Here