The district attorney filed felony charges last week from an April 2013 drug bust in the town of Dayton.
Sam A. Lehman, 35, Waupaca, was charged with felony bail jumping, drug trafficking, two counts of manufacturing marijuana, delivery of marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On June 13, 2012, Lehman appeared in Waupaca County Circuit Court on felony charges of delivery of cocaine and delivery of marijuana. He was released on a $10,000 signature bond with the conditions that he not possess any illegal substances and not commit any crimes.
On March 18, 2013, Lehman entered pleas of no contest to amended misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and cocaine. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay $422 in fines and court costs.
On April 15, 2013, agents with the state Division of Criminal Investigation and Waupaca County deputies executed a search warrant at Lehman’s home on Erickson Road in Dayton.
Officers reported finding 55 marijuana plants in the upper level of a detached garage. They also seized $1,600 in cash found in a safe under a bed.
According to the criminal complaint, one of the agents asked Lehman’s wife if she was aware there was any marijuana in the house. When she said no, he said he found it hard to believe since several marijuana plants and paraphernalia were in plain view.
Lehman reportedly told investigators he grew the marijuana because it was too expensive to buy and that he smoked every day.