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Suspect in Weston drug bust considered ‘major supplier’ to area

Cory Spencer booking photo
Cory Spencer booking photo(Marathon County Jail)
Published: Feb. 25, 2021 at 10:52 AM CST
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WESTON Wis. (WSAW) - An estimated $24,000 worth of heroin is off the streets after a joint effort from several law enforcement officers.

Investigators said Cory Spencer, 22, was arrested Wednesday in Weston. Authorities said he had more than 75 grams of heroin. Everest Metro Police say he drove to the area from Milwaukee with the intent to sell fentanyl-laced heroin so that it could be distributed in central Wisconsin.

During Spencer’s initial appearance Friday, Marathon County Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Barnett law enforcement believes Spencer has brought 3 pounds of heroin to the area since 2019. And said law enforcement considers him a ‘major supplier’ to the area.

Spencer is being held in custody on $50,000 cash. He’s expected to learn if his case will head to trial on March 8.

The Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force is staffed by members of the FBI, Wisconsin DOJ, Wisconsin State Patrol, Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, Wausau Police Department, Everest Metro Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the National Guard.

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