A drug bust in Oregon has ties to Wausau, officers say.
According to a news release from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office in Oregon, a freight company reported a suspicious package to Oneida County, Wisconsin investigators. Officers found the crate and discovered $106,000 inside. Sheriff's officers say the package was shipped by Barbara Elliot, 63, of Wausau, to her son, Jeremy Williams, 40, of Portland.
Officers in Oregon conducted a search warrant in Portland on Wednesday and found "an indoor marijuana grow operation, $12,000 in cash and 24 pounds of packaged marijuana," according to the news release.
Williams reportedly told officers he grew marijuana at his house and sold it to Elliot because it gets a higher price in Wisconsin. Officers say Elliot likely sells the marijuana in Wisconsin.
According to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Williams will face charges of delivering, manufacturing, and possessing marijuana, as well as money laundering.
Officers in Oneida County were unavailable for comment.
(Mug shot of Barbara Elliot provided by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.)