A Waupaca woman who reported the theft of her medication now faces a felony drug charge.
On June 27, Kelli J. Chilson, 39, told Waupaca Police Officer Clint Schroeder that 20 oxycodone pills and four fentanyl patches had been stolen from her apartment.
She said she suspected Lance L. Jelinski, 24, Plainfield, because he had been doing work at her apartment.
Schroeder subsequently located Jelinski walking along Eighth Street.
When the officer told Jelinski that Chilson had accused him of stealing her prescription drugs, Jelinski responded that Chilson had given him four oxycodone pills in exchange for the work he did. He denied taking the patches.
Schroeder then questioned Chilson and Jelinski together.
According to the criminal complaint, Chilson admitted to giving Jelinski four oxycodone pills, but said that did not account for the other missing pills and the patches.
Chilson was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and obstructing an officer.
Jelinski was charged with misdemeanor theft, possession of narcotics and felony bail jumping. He appeared in court in October 2012 on charges of a second drunk driving offense and fleeing an officer. He was subsequently released on a $1,500 cash bond with the condition that he not commit any crimes.