UPDATE: Plea Deal Reached in Wausau Heroin Bust

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

UPDATE: Wed 1:13 PM, Feb. 12, 2014

A 35-year-old Wausau man involved in a May 2013 undercover drug bust has reached a plea deal with prosecutors and will avoid a jury trial.

Juan Quintero pleaded no contest Wednesday to delivering heroin, possessing heroin, possessing cocaine and possessing a firearm. In exchange for the plea, 12 other charges were dismissed, but will be considered during sentencing.

According to a press release, Quintero was arrested in the parking lot of a Rib Mountain retail store. Another suspect, Bonnie Michelotti, 50, was arrested when leaving a store parking lot after completing a heroin sale.

A search warrant was conducted on Quintero’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.

Michelotti reached a plea deal with prosecutors in December, avoiding a jury trial. She was sentenced to one year and five months in prison followed by five years on extended supervision.

A sentencing hearing for Quintero is expected to take place within the next 60 days.

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ORIGINAL STORY: May 22, 2013

A man involved in a May 9th undercover drug bust will head to trial.

Juan Quintero is charged with 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 conducted on Quintero’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.

He remains behind bars in Marathon County on $50,000 cash bond.

He is due back in court June 3rd.


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