KENOSHA COUNTY — 36-year-old Chad Holster of Kenosha is accused of running a drug operation out of his house — which also happens to be located near an elementary school.
Holster faces the following charges:
- Manufacture/deliver THC, second and subsequent offense, on or near a school
- Possession with intent to deliver THC, second and subsequent offense, on or near a school
- Maintaining a drug trafficking place, second and subsequent offense, on or near a school
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
According to the criminal complaint, the Kenosha Police Department executed a search warrant on Holster’s home on 52nd Ave. in Kenosha on Friday, May 13th. The complaint said “complaints had been made by other citizens that there was a lot of traffic to and from the defendant’s residence and they suspected that there was drug activity taking place.”
The complaint indicates officers stakes out Holster’s home — and were ready to stop any vehicle that may leave after a short visit. Around 4:26 p.m. on May 13th, officers pulled over a vehicle. As officers approached the vehicle, they “could smell a strong potent and pungent odor emanating from the vehicle.” They believed it to be “fresh or unburnt marijuana.” Base on their suspicion, a search of the vehicle was done.
The driver of the car told police “he purchased marijuana from the defendant approximately 20 times” — usually one to two ounces at a time.
The complaint indicates officers then executed the search warrant on Holster’s home. Officers spoke with Holster’s wife who “stated that on average, four customers come to the house each day.” The wife “admitted that she is aware of the drug sales.”
Officers located the following in the execution of the search warrant:
- 993.1 grams of marijuana in the home
- 631 grams of marijuana in a camper trailer
- 200 grams of marijuana in a backpack
- Five edible marijuana candies weighing 41 grams
- Drug paraphernalia including pipes, scales, baggies, butane and glass cylinders
- Money totalling $2,010.40
When interviewed by police, Holster told police “he is not a bad guy, that he broke his back and ‘now I’m doing what I need to for my family.'”
Each of the charges Holster faces comes with a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison.