By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD — An investigation of possible drug trafficking by the Marshfield Police Department led to the apprehension of a Marshfield woman and three other individuals Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016.
According to police reports, the investigation began Nov. 15, 2016, regarding the possible delivery of controlled substances by Amanda Ronek, 22, Marshfield.
On Nov. 16 with the use of a confidential informant, Marshfield police arranged the potential purchase of methamphetamine from Ronek at her residence, located on the 600 block of East Fourth Street. Following the transaction, the purported methamphetamine was turned over to police, and it tested positive for containing methamphetamine.
On Nov. 30 and Dec. 23, two additional methamphetamine sale transactions were arranged. During both incidents, the items received tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.
Ronek appeared in Wood County court Dec. 21, 2015, on charges of a fourth operating while under the influence offence in five years. Ronek had signed a signature bond Dec. 2, 2015, prior to the charges under the condition she would commit no further crimes.
On Sept. 23, 2016, Ronek appeared in Wood County court with charges of felony bail jumping. Three days later she signed a signature bond stipulating that she commit no further crimes.
On Dec. 27, 2016, Ronek once again appeared in Wood County court under charges of felony bail jumping. The following day, Dec. 28, Ronek signed another signature bond with the condition she commit no further crimes.
The criminal complaint states the signature bonds were in full force when the Marshfield Police Department executed a search warrant at the Ronek residence. There they found marijuana and methamphetamine in Ronek’s possession along with prescription drugs that had not been prescribed to her.
Ronek was charged with delivery of methamphetamine (three counts), possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a drug trafficking place, felony bail jumping (three counts), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing and arraignment at Wood County Circuit Court at 11 a.m. on Jan. 19.
In connection with the search warrant, three other individuals — Ricky J. Rosplock, 32; Jacob D. Pruitt, 24; and Curtis W.C. Gadke, 31 — were arrested on drug-related charges.