Wis. Rapids Woman Faces Multiple Charges of Selling Methamphetamine
By Joe Bachman
A 44-year-old woman faces multiple charges of selling amphetamines after undercover police caught her in the act.
Dorothy Bilo, of Wisconsin Rapids, is charged with two counts of manufacturing amphetamines, and one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. Scott Warnecke faces lesser charges of one count of possession of methamphetamine.
According to police reports, on Aug. 8 police continued an investigation into the suspected drug trafficking activities of Dorothy Bilo. Police worked to secure an undercover transaction from Bilo to purchase methamphetamine.
Under the direction of law enforcement, Warnecke originally called Bilo to arrange a sale between herself and an undercover officer on the 8000 block of Bethel Rd. Bilo allegedly informed the undercover officer that she had “old school meth” also known as “biker meth”. She sold him 7.45 grams of methamphetamine at a cost of $550.
After the transaction, Warnecke allegedly did not go back to his vehicle as instructed, but instead got into a vehicle with Bilo. He was observed to have been given something by Bilo and put it in his right pocket.
Officers later questioned Warnecke about what he received from Bilo, to which he denied receiving anything from her. After a search of Warnecke’s pockets, police found a white rock that appeared to be methamphetamine. Warnecke allegedly changed his story and told police that Bilo gave that to him for arranging the initial deal.
Later that day police initiated a traffic stop on Bilo’s vehicle on the corner of 17th Ave. South and Brown St. After a K-9 sniff of the outside indicated positive for drugs inside, police did a further search of the car. Inside they found the pre-recorded currency from the previous transaction, drug paraphernalia, two digital scales, several plastic gem baggies, syringes and Q-tips.
Police also found a coin purse in her underwear containing 13.7 grams of methamphetamine.
Bilo faces up to 67 years imprisonment and up to $175,000 in fines for her charges. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 23. Warnecke faces up to three years and six months imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines for his charge. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 9.