Three Las Vegas residents have been charged for their roles in what Menomonee Falls police are calling the largest methamphetamine drug bust in Waukesha County history.
Menomonee Falls police seized 1 kilogram, or 2.2 pounds, of pure methamphetamine crystals, with a value of more than $38,000 in a drug sting involving county and federal agencies.
It was the largest methamphetamine seizure in Waukesha County and the largest in the southeast portion of the state since 2000, according to a new release issued by the Menomonee Falls Police Department.
Menomonee Falls police confirmed two men and a woman would be traveling from Las Vegas to the village on Aug. 27 allegedly intending to sell as much as 4 pounds of the drug.
Local police, the Waukesha County Metro Drug Unit and FBI formulated a plan to stop the vehicle, arrest the subjects and seize the drugs.
During a traffic stop in the W12900 block of Appleton Avenue at 11:20 p.m., a Waukesha County Sheriff's canine unit searched the vehicle, and the dog hit on an air compressor in the trunk. Several packages of the drug had been concealed in the tank, wrapped in duct tape and clothes dryer sheets.
Police then arrested the two men, William Kostelec, 35, and Albert Duran, 43, and a woman, Nicolin Broderway, 27, all from Las Vegas.
The Waukesha County District Attorney's Office on Aug. 31 charged Kostelec and Duran with possession with intent to deliver/distribute a controlled substance. It was the second offense for Duran, who also was charged with a second offense of maintaining a drug trafficking place.
Broderway was charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, both second offenses, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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