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3 arrested in Janesville drug investigation

Published On: Mar 17 2014 06:38:42 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 17 2014 06:48:14 AM CDT
JANESVILLE, Wis. -

Three people were arrested as part of a drug investigation near downtown Janesville, according to a release from the Janesville Police Department.

Police said they entered the upper level home at 17 N. Chatham St. at 12:06 a.m. on Saturday and seized 6.3 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and schedule I, II and III narcotics.

The raid came after a three-month investigation into the sale, distribution and use of controlled substances at the home.

Nicholas S. Halstead, 25, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule III narcotics, felony bail jumping, two counts manufacturing and delivering heroin and three counts of maintaining a drug trafficking place.

Matthew F. Koch, 22, was arrested on suspicion of possession of Schedule I, II and III narcotics, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an illegally obtained prescription and two counts of maintaining a drug trafficking place.

A 20-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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