Four arrested in Jackson Co. meth busts

Four people are facing drug charges after Jackson Co. authorities executed two search warrants in the past week and a half.

During a traffic stop on Feb. 14, Jackson Co. deputies found 25.5 grams of methamphetamine, methamphetamine paraphernalia, and marijuana.

The vehicle was driven by Gage Lewallen, 23, of Augusta.  41-year-old David Barhyte of Merillan and 30-year-old Heather Calkins of Neillsville were also in the car.

The traffic stop resulted in probable cause for deputies to search Barhyte’s residence in Black River Falls. They found additional meth and meth paraphernalia.

Lewallen is charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, felony bail jumping, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

Barhyte is charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Calkins is charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, felony bail jumping, and obstructing an officer.

On Feb. 24th, the Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office received information that a drug house was being operated in the Town of Brockway. The information provided was that Kenneth Reinhart was selling both methamphetamine and heroin out of his home.

Reinhart, 50, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and possession of schedule II narcotics.

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