2 men arrested after Dickinson Co. pot bust

Published: Apr. 7, 2017 at 10:11 AM EDT
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Two men face marijuana charges after drug enforcement investigators seized 37 pounds of pot in Dickinson County.

Clifford C. Lautzenheiser, 49, of Niagara, Wis., and Lee Edward Blomquist, 46, of Felch were arrested Tuesday evening, the K.I.N.D. Drug Enforcement Team and Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa Richards announced Friday morning.

Through surveillance, investigators traced marijuana to a Felch Township residence. The name of the homeowner is being withheld pending further investigation and the authorization of criminal charges.

Investigators found the 37 pounds of processed marijuana and cash in the residence. A vehicle search uncovered a quarter pound of marijuana inside a large safe within the trunk.

Lautzenheiser is charged with three counts of delivery and manufacture of marijuana, one count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, three counts of maintaining a drug house and a habitual offender fourth offense notice.

Blomquist is charged with one count of delivery and manufacture of marijuana, one count of maintaining a drug house and habitual offender fourth offense notice.

The two men are scheduled for probable cause conferences April 18 at 10:15 a.m. and preliminary examinations April 25 at 3:00 p.m. in Dickinson County District Court. Bond was set at $75,000 for each case and defendant.

The K.I.N.D. team consists of officers from the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, Kingsford Public Safety Department, Iron Mountain and Norway Police Departments.

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