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Four Arrested in Western Wisconsin for Running Meth Lab

Four were arrested in western Wisconsin for running a suspect methamphetamine lab.

The Richland County Sheriff executed a search warrant was executed at a residence at in Eagle Township on September 10.

 During the search warrant various articles were found which law enforcement recognized as evidence that a “one-pot” style methamphetamine lab had been operational in, or around, the residence. 

Sheriff’s office said the following people were arrested:

Robert J.E. Schoener, 26, of Eagle Township was arrested on the tentative charges of Manufacture/Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place, two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and misdemeanor Bail Jumping.

Stephen J. Szuflita, 40, of Eagle Township was arrested on the tentative charges of Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting/Obstructing an Officer, and multiple counts of felony Bail Jumping.

Regina M. Heather, 42, of Richland Center was arrested on the tentative charges of Resisting/Obstructing an Officer and felony Bail Jumping.

Bruce Travis, 34 of Orion, was arrested on tentative charges of Resisting/Obstructing an Officer and a probation violation.

The investigation has been forwarded to the Richland County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of formal charges against the above parties.

Assisting the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation were members from the Richland Center Police Department, the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force, the WI Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Richland County District Attorney’s Office.  The Muscoda Fire Department, and Muscoda EMS assisted at the scene.

Sheriff Jim Bindl stated that this is another example that methamphetamine use continues to be a problem in our community.

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