CLINTON — Three men have been arrested in connection with a marijuana-by-mail operation, allegedly moving marijuana and other drugs through a woman who works in a California dispensary.
The package found contained 992 grams of marijuana, blotter paper which yielded a positive test result for the presence of LSD and six grams of a substance suspected to be hash.
Randall Douglas Alewine, 29, of the 400 block of Church St., was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with intent to deliver/distribute on or near a park, possession with intent to deliver Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) on or near a park, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of marijuana on or near certain places and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Anthony G. Schabow, 20, of the 400 block of Allen Street, was arrested for manufacture or delivery of marijuana with intent to deliver or on near a park, possession with intent to deliver Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) on or near a park, possession of marijuana on or near certain places and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Justin Miles Bergeron, 32, of Hainesville, Wis., was arrested for possession with intent with intent to deliver marijuana on or near a park, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A postal inspector contacted the Rock County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 11 after a suspicious package was found at the Madison Postal Distribution Center. After a K9 dog sniffed and alerted on the package and a federal search warrant was granted, the package was opened and marijuana was discovered inside, according to court documents.
The express mail package had been sent from a person in California to Justin Lambert at 408 Allen St., Clinton. However, no one by that name received mail at that address.
Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Postal Inspectors, Clinton Police Department and an agent from the Wisconsin DCI executed a search warrant at 408 Allen St. and found a digital scale, marijuana grinder, scissors, an empty sandwich bag box and 4.3 grams of marijuana in the bedroom of Anthony Schabow.
According to court documents, on Dec. 12 Schabow admitted to receiving a package from the post office which he took to his friend Randall Alewine. Alewine had allegedly paid him $100 in the past when he delivered him one of the packages.
Alewine then told police he’d been receiving packages through the postal service from a California woman. He then allegedly gives the packages to Justin Bergeron, who paid $200 upon receiving the packages. Police also found suspected drug paraphernalia and five grams of suspected marijuana at the home of Alewine.
Alewine stated he met the California woman in 2009 during a trip to Colorado. He said the woman got connected to a marijuana grower in California after later moving there.
After police set up surveillance on Dec. 12 at the home of Alewine, they were able to take Bergeron into custody when he arrived at Alewine’s door.
When Bergeron’s backpack was searched, police found 14.9 grams of marijuana and a smoking pipe. Bergeron told police he was stopping by to purchase marijuana for himself and his friends. He stated his cousin from California mails the marijuana to Alewine. He said she works at a marijuana dispensary and ships marijuana.
The home at Church Street and Allen Street is within 1,000 feet of Dallman Gateway Herb Reffue Park in Clinton.