Saratoga woman arrested following search
For the City Times
WOOD COUNTY – A Saratoga woman was taken into custody on Dec. 9, after the Wood County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant in the town of Saratoga.
“This was a joint, long term investigation by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division Criminal Investigation, and the Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force,” a release from Sheriff Shawn Becker stated.
“During the search warrant of the residence, approximately 120 g of fentanyl, 3 15 g of cocaine, 208 pills of MDMA (Ecstasy), and suspected marijuana was seized. These controlled substances hold an approximate street value of $132-$142,000.
“Approximately $16,000 in United States currency along with a large quantity of high valued jewelry was also seized at the residence.”
Kirstie Ann Wallace, town of Saratoga, was arrested in connection with the seized items at her residence. The Wood County Sheriff’s Department will be forwarding numerous felony charges to the Wood County District Attorney’s Office.
“Wood County has seen 12 overdose deaths to date this year. The majority of those deaths were connected to fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine. This seizure likely saved many lives in central Wisconsin,” the release added.
The Wood County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, Port Edwards Police Department, Wood County Human Services, and the Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department .
The matter is still under investigation.