Tips to Tomah police leads to the arrest of two men and the discovery of cocaine worth more than $80,000.
Chief Mark Nicholson released a statement Monday regarding the arrests which occurred on Saturday. Investigators got information that two men were bringing a large amount of cocaine to distribute in the Camp Douglas and Tomah areas. Based on that information, an undercover officer arranged to buy ten ounces of cocaine for $10,000.
When one of the suspects, Jesus Sanchez, met with the officer, he was arrested while holding eight ounces of cocaine. The other suspect, Danny Mercado, was arrested nearby. A search of Mercado turned up a motel key which led to officers finding another 21 ounces of cocaine plus $13,000 cash.
Chief Nicholson said the drugs were worth approximately $82,000.
Online court records show both men appeared in Monroe County Circuit Court Monday. Each man remains jailed in the Monroe County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.