By Joe Bachman
Police have arrested a 41-year-old Wis. Rapids man on charges of selling methamphetamine.
According to police reports, on Feb. 1, a search warrant was executed at the home of Jason Sanger, located on the 500 block of 12th Ave. North. Once inside, police located Sanger in his bedroom.
In the bedroom officers found a gem bag containing .645 grams of methamphetamine, as well as numerous unused gem bags and multiple digital scales with a crystalline residue. Police also discovered a tablet in the room with various messages.
These messages were allegedly from known methamphetamine users requesting goods, as well as a message from a known drug source that offered an item for sale at a price of $1,000.
According to police, methamphetamine is currently being sold at a cost of $1,000 per ounce. In a past interview with Sanger on Sept. 30, 2016, Sanger allegedly admitted that he was involved in the use and sale of methamphetamine.
If convicted, Sanger faces up to 12 years and six months imprisonment, and up to $50,000 in fines for possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 24.