Grafton Police arrest several people on drug charges

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The Grafton Police Department has arrested several people on drug charges.

Police said during the second week of March, officers began receiving information about 101 High St., as neighbors began suspecting that drugs were being sold out of a home occupied by Thomas Kastle, 30, of Grafton.  During an investigation, officers began surveillance at the home, witnessing multiple people entering the home for short periods of time before leaving.

On June 8, during the early morning hours, officers conducted a trash pull from the curb, taking seven bags of trash from the public domain, police said.  During an inspection of the trash, officers found 52 drug cooking trays, 13 used baggies believed to have contained methamphetamine, 24 hypodermic needle caps, two empty hypodermic needle bags, three pill bottles, two of which had the name “Morgan Price” on them, and three used hypodermic syringes, according to police.

On June 13, officers conducted another trash pull, collecting five bags of trash.  During a search of these bags, officers found three prescription pill vials, nine suspected methamphetamine baggies, two cooking trays for shooting up methamphetamine, one baggie of filters for shooting up methamphetamine, one spoon for heating up drugs to shoot up, and 115 hypodermic syringes, according to police.

On June 15, the Grafton Police Department executed a search warrant at 101 High St.  During this time, officers found digital scales, baggies for packaging methamphetamine, and approximately 10.3 grams of methamphetamine packaged in four separate baggies, according to police.  Police said Justin Turner, 30, of Grafton, admitted that the drugs were his.

Also during this time, officers found Morgan Price, 18, of Grafton, with a baggie containing methamphetamine, police said.

In another investigation, police said in mid to late April, they began receiving information about 114 Grand St., when neighbors began suspecting that drugs were being sold out of this home.  During the investigation, officers began surveillance on the home, witnessing multiple people entering the home for short periods of time before leaving, according to police.

On May 30, during the early morning hours, officers conducted a trash pull from the curb and took two bags of trash from the public domain, police said.  During an inspection of the trash, officers found three empty baggies believed to be methamphetamine baggies, one empty baggie with the name “Morgan Taylor Price” on it, prescriptions, a cell phone, a Visa card, a pill bottle in the name of Alan Conrad, 34, of Grafton, eight hypodermic needle caps, a used hypodermic syringe, and a glass meth stem, according to police.

On June 15, during the early morning hours, officers executed a search warrant at 114 Grand St.  Police said Chelsea Hunneshagen, 27, of Grafton, was in the home, and she had a syringe inside her bag.  Officers field tested the contents and identified it as methamphetamine, according to police.

While executing the search warrant, officers also found Amy Brown, 39, of Grafton, police said.  Officers said Brown shoved a bag inside her pants that contained a small amount of methamphetamine.

Police said Erica Derosier, 35, of Grafton, was also inside the home.  Officers found a purse belonging to Derosier that contained a syringe holding a liquid substance, according to police.  Police said a field test showed that the substance was methamphetamine.

Kastle is charged with operation of a drug house and conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to deliver.  Turner is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Price is charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Conrad faces a charge of operation of a drug house.  Hunneshagen, Brown, and Derosier are each charged with possession of methamphetamine.

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