Drug deal goes bad
A 14-year-old girl told police she witnessed a drug deal become an armed robbery at a home on the 400 block of South State Street.
Police subsequently seized more than six ounces of pot and six pot plants during a raid on the home on the night of May 6.
Brandon D. Williams, 18, Oshkosh, has been charged with armed robbery, second-degree reckless endangerment, felony intimidation of a witness, misdemeanor theft and possession of marijuana.
Also facing felony drug charges from the incident are Anthony M. Spilotro, 26, Waupaca, and Cierra K. Stewart, 20, Waupaca.
The girl told police she was walking to the Waupaca Rec Center, on the corner of State and School streets, when a friend asked if she wanted to go with him to an apartment on State Street where he planned to purchase marijuana.
The friend, identified as Cameron Collins in the criminal complaint, went to the residence of Stewart and Spilotro. The three of them sat down at a table where Collins allegedly placed a $20 bill.
A second man, identified as Williams, arrived at the house and sat down at the table with the other three.
According to the criminal complaint, Stewart handed Williams a bag with three ounces of marijuana in it. He asked if she had the quarter-pound he had requested
Williams allegedly became agitated, jumped up, pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the other three people at the table, demanding to know where Stewart kept the rest of the drugs and money.
Stewart said there was marijuana in a back room, but it was locked and she did not have the key.
Williams took the $20 bill off the table and left with the three ounces of pot, according to the criminal complaint.
He allegedly threatened to kill them if they told anyone about the robbery.
After the girl pointed out the house where the robbery took place, Waupaca police and deputies raided the apartment and arrested the residents, Stewart and Spilotro.
In addition to the marijuana, plants and paraphernalia, officers found a .22-caliber handgun and a knife next to Spilotro’s bed.
Stewart told police she met Williams online, and they had been sending text messages back and forth to each other.
The day of the incident, Williams allegedly asked Stewart if she could sell him a quarter pound of marijuana. She responded she could sell him three ounces for $1,050, the complaint says.
Williams reportedly admitted to stealing the marijuana, but denied using a gun.
He faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of armed robbery.