Toddler Removed from 'Drug Dwelling;' Police Seize Drugs worth $25K

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (CHANNEL 3000)- A toddler was removed from a Columbia County home where law enforcement seized thousands of dollars worth of drugs, officials said.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, investigating a report of cocaine being sold from a Wisconsin Dells apartment, searched the residence on the 800 block of Cedar Street Friday.

The sheriff’s office drug unit said Robert L. Miller, 35, and Jessica N. Surratt, 28, lived in the apartment with Surratt's 2-year-old child.

Deputies searching the home found approximately 8.5 ounces of crack and powder cocaine, approximately 1.5 ounces of marijuana, various controlled and prescription medications, scales, $5,700 in cash, packaging materials, drug ledgers, safes and paraphernalia. Officials said all of these drugs, including the prescription drugs, were being sold. The street value of the drugs was estimated to be about $25,000.

Miller and Surratt were arrested and taken to the Columbia County Jail. They face multiple criminal charges including possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver THC, possession with intent to deliver schedule 2 narcotics, maintaining a drug dwelling and child neglect.

The sheriff's office said that the child was removed from the home by child protective services due to the living conditions of the apartment and the drug endangered environment.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by The Wisconsin Dells Police Department and the Columbia County Health and Human Services Social Workers.

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