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Written by BILL SCHANEN IV   
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 19:24

Saukville man charged with growing marijuana

 A 31-year-old man who prompted a search of his Saukville home by sending Facebook messages to law enforcement agencies was arrested last week after authorities discovered several marijuana plants and $30,000 worth of concentrated marijuana oil in the house, according to a criminal complaint filed in Ozaukee County Circuit Court.
    Dustin Reinheimer is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
    According to the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation into Reinheimer began after he sent suspicious Facebook messages to law enforcement agencies, including the sheriff’s department. One of the messages noted that a Mequon police officer had been labeled a “target,” according to Lt. Marshall Hermann.
    “The way the messages were written gave the impression he was claiming to be some sort of drug agent,” Hermann said.
    When detectives went to Reinheimer’s home in the 800 block of North Dries Street, they noticed a strong odor of marijuana and returned later with a search warrant.
    During the search, authorities found six potted marijuana plants on the back patio and butane honey oil, or concentrated marijuana, in the freezer, the complaint states.
    They also found equipment used to process marijuana.
    During a court hearing last week, Judge Sandy Williams set Reinheimer’s bail at $10,000.
    Possession with intent to deliver marijuana carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and three years of extended supervision. Daily Press