This was the second multiple pound drug bust in the Chippewa Falls area in the past three weeks. The total street value of the marijuana seized in the two busts was approx. $25,000, along with $18,000 in cash.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (RELEASE FROM CHIPPEWA FALLS POLICE DEPARTMENT)-- On 09/26/13 officers received a report of an unresponsive subject at 912 Pearl Street who was overdosing on Heroin. Upon arrival on scene Sgt. Ryan Douglas along with Officer Craig Mantzke began to conduct CPR on the subject until EMS arrived on scene. The unconscious subject had been dragged outside of the apartment complex by friends.
Once EMS arrived Officers began an investigation into what type of drugs the subject had taken. Officers spoke with the occupants of the apartment which included the tenant Michael J. Corcoran M/W DOB: 11/02/91 and a subject Corcoran was allowing to stay at the residence, identified as Patrick J. Moran M/W DOB: 03/13/92. Although officers received very little cooperation from the two subjects, enough information was obtained to apply for a search warrant.
Upon conducting the search warrant Chippewa Falls Police along with the West Central Drug Task Force located approximately 5 pounds of high grade marijuana and $10,641.00 in cash. Officers also located a loaded syringe with a substance believed to be heroin, 4 grams of suspected opium, and multiple items of drug paraphernalia including more syringes and smoking devices.
On 09/27/13 Corcoran was referred for charges including Maintaining a Drug House, Possession of THC, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On 09/30/13 Moran was arrested for Possession with intent to Deliver THC, Possession of a Schedule IV Narcotic, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On 10/01/13 Mitchell W. Ross M/W DOB: 10/10/91 was arrested for Possession of THC. Pending results from the State Crime Lab on the unknown substance in the syringe and the suspected opium there may be further charges issued.