A 48-year-old Wausau woman accused of selling heroin just blocks from an elementary school has pleaded not guilty.
Kelly Ferguson was one of four people arrested in May after officers from the Wausau Police Department and SWAT Team executed a search warrant at a home on the 1300 block of N. 5th Street. The location is just a block from Franklin Elementary.
The principal sent an email alert to parents notifying them that students were safe, and the school was aware police action would be taking place nearby.
Ferguson's arrest was the result of a tip from informants. One is cited in court documents as saying he or she was able to purchase heroin 200 times during the last year and a half. After receiving the tip, officers say they conducted two controlled buys from Ferguson. In one case she's accused of selling just more than one gram of heroin for $250, and the second, 1.13 grams of heroin for another $250.
Investigators also learned Ferguson would travel to Chicago and bring heroin to Wausau or would be supplied heroin by another man. That man, identified in a search warrant affidavit as Tyvon Harris, 30, was arrested May 4th on I-39 in Mosinee. At the time of his arrest, police say he had 17 grams of heroin and more than three grams of cocaine.
Court documents also stated Harris would pick up approximately 50 grams heroin in Chicago twice a month. He would then distribute the heroin to Ferguson and other people.
Harris and Ferguson remain behind bars on $10,000 bonds. They'll both return to court later this month.
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