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Man arrested after allegedly attempting to sell Xanax to teens at Thiensville Village Park Lions Fest

THIENSVILLE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Horicon man has been arrested and is facing charges after police say he tried to sell drugs to teenagers at a festival.

James Sawatzki, 20, is facing Possession with Intent to Deliver charges.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer was working foot patrol at the Thiensville Village Park Lions Fest on June 8. He was approached by a citizen who pointed out a man at the park who was "selling drugs."

The officer located the man who was surrounded by a large group. The officer could hear a female voice say, "We don't want to buy your drugs."

The man was identified as Sawatzki who denied selling Xanax and told police that he was "selling weed."

When Sawatzki turned around, he dropped a rectangular tablet which the officer identified as a Xanax pill. During a search, a bottle of Xanax and a large amount of money was discovered.

When asked about selling the drugs to kids, Sawatzki said: "They were 18."

Officers spoke with five juveniles who said that the suspect attempted to sell them Xanax at two for $10 or three for $15. The juveniles ranged in age from 14 to 15-years-old.

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