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$12,000 of meth found, 7 arrested in Marathon Co. bust

MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -- Seven people were arrested in connection to a $12,000 methamphetamine bust in Marathon County, according to the sheriff's department.

Authorities say Everest Metro Police were called to a motel on March 11 on suspicion of drug activity.

They say several ounces of methamphetamine were found in a hotel room with drug related items. Officials say there were also known suspected drug dealers in the room.

They say three people, a 29-year-old man, a 34-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, were arrested at the hotel and taken to jail.

Sheriff's officials say the investigation led them to a house on Wausau's west side. They say four other people were arrested, including a 53-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman, a 21-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man.

All of the suspects are expected in court for initial appearances today.

"We have done this dozens and dozens of times over the past several years and I think we're starting to have an effect in the community on the amount of people and the amount of drugs that we're starting to take off on the street," said Lt. Gary Schneck of the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.

Newsline 9 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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