By Joe Bachman
Two Wisconsin Rapids residents face separate charges of maintaining a drug trafficking place, and felony firearm possession after a search warrant led to their arrest.
According to police reports, on Sept. 7, a search warrant was executed at a residence on the 1300 block of Wisconsin St. Officers made contact with the homeowner, identified as 33-year-old Jared Schelvan, as well as 30-year-old Joshua Young.
During the search, officers also discovered Jared Neukirchen and Mariah Czappa, who have also been charged with methamphetamine possession.
In the northeast bedroom of the residence, officers found a digital scale, several gem bags, and a pipe with burnt residue. A straw was also found, believed to be used to snort illicit drugs. In the kitchen another pipe was found, as well as a plastic container with the word “sharps” written on it containing several used needles and baggies.
In the bedroom where Young was initially located, police located a backpack with a 40 caliber high point pistol inside. According to court records, Young was previously convicted of felony methamphetamine possession and was not to own a firearm.
If convicted, Schelvan faces up to three years and six months imprisonment and $10,000 in fines. Young faces up to 10 years imprisonment and $25,000 in fines.
Schelvan makes his initial appearance on Oct. 10, while Young makes his on Oct. 24.