Two men face felony charges after allegedly dealing in heroin at Waupaca Foundry.
Alex J. Anderson, 28, Waupaca, is charged with attempted delivery of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to deliver and obstructing an officer.
Chadwick M. Beyersdorf, 25, Iola, is charged with attempted possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.
Shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, Waupaca Police Officer Jay Helixon was dispatched to Waupaca Foundry Plant 1.
Helixon spoke with a shift lead man, who said he had intercepted drugs during a drug deal.
The lead man said another worker reported seeing Anderson receive a cigarette box filled with money while he was working.
The worker also found a note that read, “Locker #60 … there is no lock, put it in pant pocket please.”
According to the criminal complaint, the lead man went to the locker, which belonged to Beyersdorf, and found 22 cotton swabs, a tie-off cord, a burnt spoon and a syringe with a small amount of residue in it.
Before Helixon could take him into custody, Anderson left the plant. He was seen running toward the river, the complaint says.
Helixon got into his squad car and searched for Anderson. He found Anderson’s wet boots on the riverbank.
The officer then returned to the foundry and arrested Beyersdorf.
On Sept. 30, 2013, Beyersdorf was charged with two misdemeanor counts of worthless check writing. He was released on a $2,000 signature bond with the condition that he not commit any crimes.
On May 16, Anderson appeared before Judge Raymond Huber who released him on a $2,000 signature bond co-signed by his parents. As conditions of his bond, Anderson must live with his parents and not go on the premises of Waupaca Foundry.
Waupaca Foundry management contacted the Waupaca County Post regarding the incident.
“Our company has a long standing policy of prohibiting drugs in our workplace,” said Joey Leonard, Waupaca Foundry’s vice president of human resources. “We conduct pre-employment drug tests, random drug testing for employees, as well as offer an EAP program for people who voluntarily seek help. Waupaca Foundry remains committed to sustaining healthy communities in which we do business.”