By Cory Gunderson —

The University of Wisconsin–Stout Police Department, with support of Menomonie Police Department and members of West Central Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at 2421 Fourth Ave. NE, resulting in the seizure of more than six pounds of marijuana, marijuana-based candy, other controlled substances and $5,200 in cash. Following the seizure, Stout Police arrested the 21-year-old man from Ellsworth, Wis. Stout Police Chief Lisa Walter explained “controlled buys” of marijuana led authorities to obtain the search warrant. The student is a sophomore attending Stout and his academic status is currently under review by the Dean of Students’ Office. He faces numerous possible charges relating to the seizure and subsequent arrest.

Chancellor Bob Meyer said, “Stout makes every effort to ensure that our campus is a safe place for our students, employees and the public.” He continued, “Unfortunately, that includes our police taking these kinds of actions to address the sale of drugs. I commend our police department for being proactive in this area and hope it sends a strong message about our commitment to maintaining a safe campus environment.”

The man was released Nov. 13, 2014 from the Dunn County Jail on a $2,000 signature bond. His initial appearance is scheduled for Dec. 9 at 10:45 a.m. in Courthouse Two at the Dunn County Government Center.

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