UPDATE: Woman Sentenced in Wausau Heroin Bust

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By: WSAW Staff Email
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UPDATE: Fri 10:28 AM, Dec. 27, 2013

A 50-year-old Wausau woman will spend one year and five months in prison after she was convicted of selling heroin to an undercover officer.

Investigators say Bonnie Michelotti and another suspect, Juan Quintero, sold heroin to an informant in the parking lot of Bed, Bath and Beyond on May 9.

Michelotti reached a plea deal with prosecutors Monday, avoiding a jury trial.

She'll spend nearly five years on extended supervision following her release.

Quintero is facing more serious charges after investigators executed a search warrant at his house. Inside they say they found thousands of dollars in street sales drugs which included heroin, crack cocaine and hashish, along with a firearm. He is charged with 16 different counts, including three counts of maintaining a drug trafficking place. He remains behind bars on $50,000 cash bond and will head to trial in February.

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UPDATE: Tue 10:31 AM, Oct. 01, 2013

A 50-year-old Wausau woman is expected to reach a plea deal with prosecutors after an undercover drug bust May 9 in Rib Mountain.

Investigators say Bonnie Michelotti and Juan Quintero sold heroin to an undercover officer in the parking lot of Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Michelotti, 50, charged with of delivery of heroin and will return to court on October 28. She remains behind bars on a $10,000 signature bond.

Quintero is facing more serious charges after investigators executed a search warrant at his house. Inside they say they found thousands of dollars in street sales drugs which included heroin, crack cocaine and hashish, along with a firearm. He is charged with 16 different counts, including three counts of maintaining a drug trafficking place. He remains behind bars on $50,000 cash bond and will return to court on October 21 for a clerical court appearance.

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UPDATE: 5/13 at 5:14 p.m.

Two people arrested during an undercover drug bust May 9 in Rib Mountain, have now been formally charged.

Juan Quintero, 35, and Bonnie Michelotti, 49, made their initial appearance in Marathon County Court Monday.

Quintero is facing 16 charges stemming from the incident and remains behind bars on $50,000 cash bond. Quintero is a convicted felon.

Michelotti remains in jail on $10,000 signature bond. She's charged with delivering/manufacturing heroin.

Both suspects will return to court later this month to find out if their cases will head to trial.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 5/10 at 11:10 a.m.

Two people are facing serious charges after an undercover drug bust Thursday in Rib Mountain.

According to a press release, a 35-year-old man was arrested in the parking lot of a Rib Mountain retail store, and a 50-year-old woman was arrested when leaving a store parking lot after completing a heroin sale.

The woman will be referred to the District Attorney’s Office on the charge of delivery of heroin. The man will be referred on charges of two counts delivery of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver cocaine base, possession with intent to deliver THC, possession of THC, maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

A search warrant was then conducted on the man’s house on the 900 block of N. 6th Avenue in Wausau. Thousands of dollars in street sales drugs which included heroin, crack cocaine and hashish were seized at the residence along with a firearm.

The two are expected to appear in Marathon County Court on Monday.


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