Update: Whitewater man facing numerous drug charges

Man was allegedly running marijuana operation out of Whitewater apartment

By Kellen Olshefski

Cody A. Arn
Cody A. Arn

SLN Staff

A 22-year old Whitewater man is facing multiple drug-related charges after a traffic stop in East Troy on March 11.

Cody A. Arn, 212 W. Whitewater St., Unit 2, Whitewater, was charged in Walworth County Circuit Court March 24 with one count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, 2,500 to 10,000 grams; one count of manufacturing THC, 200 to 1,000 grams; possession with intent to deliver of psilocin or psilocybin, 100 to 500 grams; and one count of maintaining a drug trafficking place. Arn was also charged with one count of possession of cocaine.

Combined, the charges carry a maximum penalty of 35 1/2 years in jail and $75,000 in fines. Under three of the charges, Arn could also lose his driving privileges for up to 15 years.

According to the criminal complaint, during a traffic stop on Highway 20 near Emery Court in the Village of East Troy, officer Jeff Price stated he could smell marijuana immediately upon contact with Arn.

The complaint said in a search of Arn’s vehicle, Price found a plastic sandwich bag in the center console, containing a green plant material, later determined to be marijuana, 1.4 grams of a brown, wax substance wrapped in white paper that smelled of marijuana and was believed to be THC oil, $355 cash in small denominations and a butane torch, commonly used to smoke marijuana oil.

In the vehicle’s trunk, according to the complaint, Price found three individual stacks of money, which Arn allegedly told him was about $15,000 to $20,000. Arn allegedly told police he was a marijuana dealer and the money was drug related. According to the complaint, Arn told police he was selling marijuana and THC oil at a rate of about 2 ounces per month and had $2,000 cash and paraphernalia at his Whitewater apartment.

In a search of Arn’s apartment by Price and officers from the Whitewater Police Department, according to the complaint, police found:

  • $6,110;
  • several pieces of wax paper with numbers written on them, which appeared to be weight in grams;
  • 36 grams of the brown wax substance;
  • a food saver vacuum sealer, believed to be used for packaging drugs;
  • a butane torch;
  • a baggy with about 9 grams of psilocybin mushrooms;
  • 284 grams of psilocybin candy, as identified by Arn;
  • 8.8 grams of psilocybin extract;
  • a 9MM handgun;
  • a bulletproof vest;
  • two glass tube devices commonly used to extract THC oil from raw marijuana;
  • three light fixtures and an exhaust system with a fan commonly used to grow marijuana plants;
  • 34 glass cylindrical containers with traces of a brown wax substance, each marked with particular strains such as “Botanico,” known to be a dispensary in Colorado;
  • four sheets of wax paper with 372 grams of suspected marijuana oil or wax;
  • a vacuum sealed plastic bag with 474.6 grams of a green plant material;
  • 15.2 grams of brown wax on the table;
  • an additional Food Saver plastic bag with 128 grams of a green plant material;
  • a Harrington and Richardson .38-caliber revolver;
  • nine vacuum sealed plastic bags containing green plant material weighing 476 grams, 477.5 grams, 470 grams, 475 grams, 478.5 grams, 473.5 grams, 477.6 grams, 480 grams and 479 grams;
  • sandwich bags;
  • $466 cash in small denominations;
  • a white, rock-like substance, later identified as cocaine;
  • a digital scale; and
  • seven 10-ounce bottles of butane fuel.

Field tests conducted by Price on the green plant material in the apartment came back positive for THC, according to the complaint.

The complaint states total approximate weights for the drugs collected by police were 4,883 grams of marijuana, 427.2 grams of marijuana wax or oil, 1.3 grams of cocaine and 301.8 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.

Arn is set to appear in Walworth County Circuit Court for an initial hearing at 1:15 p.m. on April 13 before Judge David Reddy.

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