Two of the three people arrested after authorities seized more than 30 pounds of marijuana from a farm in rural Clintonville now face criminal charges.
Allan J. Schubert, 53, Clintonville, is charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, drug trafficking and fleeing an officer.
Lynn M. Koszuta, 48, Clintonville, is charged with possession of marijuana.
On Aug. 12, the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that Schuber was growing pot behind his house, along the tree line and in a cornfield near his house on Behnke Road in the town of Matteson.
Sgt. Kevin Studzinski and Deputy Patrick McClone inspected the area, then placed two covert cameras near a marijuana patch along the tree line. Photos showed Schubert walking to the plants. By Oct. 17, all the plants had been harvested.
On Oct. 29, Waupaca County authorities executed a search warrant at the farm. They found a small amount of pot in the house and a large amount in the barn.
As the officers were searching the farm, Studzinski noticed a green Ford Ranger drive slowly down Behnke Road, then quickly accelerate after it passed the house. Schubert was driving the vehicle.
Capt. Todd Rasmussen began pursuing the Ranger, while Sgt. Scott Lewis, who had been traveling east on State Highway 156, radioed that he would move toward the area to help stop Schubert’s vehicle.
According to the criminal complaint, Schubert turned south onto Dopp Road, then west onto State 156.
Lewis attempted to block Schubert by moving his eastbound squad car partially across the center line and into the westbound lane. Schubert veered right, then went onto the gravel shoulder to go around the squad car.
Lewis turned around and was following directly behind Schubert with Rasmussen’s vehicle in the back of the chase.
Schubert’s vehicle was traveling approximately 75-80 mph on State 156, police say. He turned north onto Jepson Road, then made a sharp left turn into a field and continued north until he stopped near a shed. He ran about 10 feet from the vehicle before falling to the ground.