The total quantity of methamphetamine seized – about 13 ounces – is one of the largest single seizures in Northeast Wisconsin.
On Sunday, September 22 Neenah Police Officer Chris Gorden with his K9 partner, Cedric, made a traffic stop on a vehicle on Doctor’s Drive, near Peckham and Commercial Streets.
Officer Gorden had noted traffic violations, including the headlights turning off as the vehicle proceeded down the street.
K9 Cedric made a strong indication that there were illegal drugs inside the vehicle. Further checking indicated that Cedric believed the drugs were in the trunk.
A subsequent hand search of the trunk yielded three plastic baggies containing a large quantity of methamphetamine, about $2,000 cash, and a stolen handgun.
The Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit was notified and responded to assist. Search warrants were subsequently obtained, and two residences were searched yielding additional quantities of methamphetamine.
Cedric is Neenah’s first police K9. The new program was made possible by $90,000 in community donations.
The two occupants of the car were turned over to MEG officers, and were subsequently booked at the Winnebago County Jail for possession with intent to deliver meth >50 grams and one count felon in possession of a firearm. They are identified as:
Angela Koerner, 29 yrs old, of Neenah
Kong Lee, 31 years old, of Appleton
Koerner was on federal probation for a prior drug arrest at the time of this incident.