By Joe Bachman
A 38-year old woman and a 21-year-old man have been charged with the possession of narcotics after Nekoosa police executed a search warrant leading to the discovery of controlled substances.
Corinna Savage, of Nekoosa, and Deven Eastman, of Nekoosa, have been charged with possession of narcotic drugs, possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia, with Savage charged separately for maintaining a drug trafficking place.
According to police reports on Apr. 12, a search warrant was executed at a residence on the 600 block of Wilhorn Rd. in Nekoosa. Officers identified Savage and Eastman as present during the search.
At the time of the search, police found multiple controlled substances and paraphernalia. The items found included 12 pills of gabapentin, a pain medication, a silver metallic grinder which contained three small “buds” of a leafy substance, a container with a brown powdery substance, as well as a glass pipe.
Based on experience and training, officers believed these substances to subsequently be marijuana and heroin.
Officers also found seven different smoking devices used to inhale controlled substances, pill grinders, three scales, four aluminum foil pieces, two plastic baggie corners, and a clear plastic bag containing various items such as hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia.
Evidence of intravenous drug use was found through observation of needles, cotton balls, and blood in the trash can.
Police made contact with Savage, who allegedly admitted that she has an addiction to heroin, and that she uses anywhere from two to 10 times a day. She also stated that she lets others use her bathroom to shoot heroin. The marijuana, according to Savage, belonged to her deceased husband, and Eastman would not let Savage get rid of it.
After making contact with Eastman, Eastman allegedly admitted to using heroin only “three to four” times in his life, and did not have knowledge of most of the items in the residence.
If convicted, Savage faces up to three years and six months imprisonment for charges of maintaining a drug trafficking place. Both Eastman and Savage are charged with possession of narcotic drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia, and face additional time.
Both plead not guilty on May 23 and are out on a $2,000 bond. Their pre-trial conference is scheduled for Jul. 1