The Everest Metro Police Department says the primary focus of their investigation earlier this year into a Weston man and his Schofield business was to find evidence of a prostitution ring and methamphetamine distribution, however, what they did find was evidence of illegal gambling and cockfighting.
Now, prosecutors say that same suspect attempted to arrange a sale of $1,600 worth of meth with an informant while out on bond and was subsequently arrested. Wednesday, Her was charged with delivering amphetamine, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of meth, possession of THC, possession of THC and two counts of bail jumping.
Prosecutors say during the execution of search warrant at his home they found a slot machine; which a judge previously stated he could not have.
Wednesday, during Her' initial appearance a judge set bond at $25,000 cash citing the seriousness of the allegations, prior missed court appearance in his earlier case, along with strong ties to Minnesota. Her was also ordered to have no contact with four other co-defendants.
The Everest Metro Police Department tells NewsChannel 7 they received an anonymous letter more than one year ago requesting investigators look into what was going on at Video and Games, located 908 Grand Avenue in Schofield.
According to court documents officers executed a search warrant at Her's home. Inside they say they found more than $6,000, numerous firearms, and 25 hens. A veterinarian's report stated the birds had evidence of feather loss and strike injury. Photos also depicted blood splatters on the enclosures, resulting in criminal charges. Her was scheduled to head to trial August 15. The August 15 court date now shows it is a plea hearing.
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