The man who told police that his friend had heroin is now accused of lying about it.
Jacob J. Sadowski, 25, Waupaca, was charged with possession of heroin and obstructing an officer.
On the night of June 17, 2015, Weyauwega Police Officer Matthew Batte spoke on the phone to Sadowski.
Sadowski told Batte that his friend, Tiffany L. Fronczak, 22, New London, was in possession of at least one bindle of heroin.
Sadowski said he and Fronczak were leaving New London and driving toward Weyauwega on County Trunk X.
Batte arranged for Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Zeamer to meet him n County X and bring his K-9 unit with him.
About 15 minutes later, Batte observed Sadowski driving a blue Chevy Trailblazer westbound on County X and stopped the vehicle.
The Trailblazer was registered to Fronczak. She was sitting in the front passenger seat and five children were in the back.
While Batte was checking Sadowski’s driver’s license, Zeamer arrived with Arrow.
Arrow circled the car and alerted for the presence of narcotics.
After Batte asked him to exit the car, Sadowski said Fronczak had hidden the bindle of heroin in her cellphone case.
Officers found a small piece of aluminum foil wrapped around some heroin in the case.
According to the criminal complaint, Fronczak said Sadowski gave the heroin to her to hide when Batte pulled them over.
Fronczak told police that she gave Sadowski $60 for heroin earlier that day. She said they drove to Milwaukee, where Sadowski made a buy, then drove back to New London to Sadowski’s mother’s home.
On the way to New London, they stopped at a gas station where Fronczak said Sadowski injected some of the heroin.
Sadowski also said they stopped at a gas station, where he claimed Fronczak snorted some heroin.
Police report seeing what appeared to be a needle mark on Sadowski’s hand the night he was pulled over.
Sadowski told the officers he was receiving injections to counteract his heroin withdrawal symptoms.
On Nov. 18, 2015, Fronczak was charged with possession of heroin and obstructing an officer as a result of the June 17 arrest.
On Dec. 14, 2015, Sadowski was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, battery and disorderly conduct as the result of an unrelated domestic incident.