CONVICTED: One of five charged in connection with meth bust in Pewaukee
WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — 17-year-old Bonnie Thomas — one of five charged in connection with a meth bust in Pewaukee has been convicted of the possession of drug paraphernalia charge against her.
Thomas pleaded guilty in Waukesha County court on Wednesday, July 30th.
Thomas was sentenced to four days in jail — and received credit for four days served.
Thomas could have this charge expunged from her record at her request if she successfully completes a high school diploma/GED program, and has no new criminal law violations.
Others charged in the case include:
- 33-year-old Michael Seibert: facing a felony possession of meth charge, and a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge.
- 49-year-old Norman Thomas: facing two felony charges — possession of meth and maintaining a drug trafficking place, and a misdemanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
- 45-year-old Kimberlee Puls: facing two felony charges — possession of meth and maintaining a drug trafficking place, and a misdemanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
- 44-year-old Brandy Leeper: faces two felony charges — possession with intent to deliver amphetamine and maintaining a drug trafficking place.
Seibert will be back in court on September 5th for a hearing.
Thomas will be back in court on August 7th for a hearing.
Puls will be back in court on August 1st for a hearing — as will Leeper.
Police say in this case, the drugs were moving through the mail — but they were never delivered. They were instead intercepted by police.
According to the criminal complaint filed in this case, a postal inspector was tipped off that drugs were being shipped across the country through the mail. That’s when the officer got a search warrant, intercepted the package, and searched it.
“It appears as though the packages were coming from California, and they were using some of the meth as well as distributing it,” said Sargent Jeffrey Lenius, Pewaukee Police Department.
Officials say the contents tested positive for meth, so they got a warrant to search the house it was shipped to. Inside, police found drug paraphernalia and more packages.
Neighbor Renee Gordon, watched the massive drug bust near her normally quiet lake home.
“We heard three loud percussion grenades,” said Gordon. “Thank God the police intervened.”
Once inside police made another discovery, a two-year-old child.
“It’s heartbreaking to see a two-year-old child in this kind of environment. Dirty, completely disorganized, and with this type of drug activity going on,” said Lenius.
The two-year-old was taken into custody by Child Protective Services.