A suspected heroin dealer is now accused of failing to sell heroin to an informant.
Patrick A. Leopold, 25, Waupaca, was charged April with attempted delivery of heroin and felony bail jumping.
On Nov. 24, 2015, Leopold appeared in Waupaca County Circuit Court on a felony charge of delivery of heroin. He was released on a $5,000 signature bond with the condition that he not commit any crimes and not possess any illegal drugs.
According to the criminal complaint, a confidential informant (CI) working with Waupaca police and the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office sent text messages to Leopold (identified as PJ in court records) on Jan. 15, asking about drugs:
PJ: Wut r u looking for
CI: H or pills
PJ: Wut r u trying to spend is wut I mean
CI: 90 to a hundred
The complaint says that Leopold asked the CI if he has a car and suggests that they drive down to Milwaukee. The CI declines because he says his mother will need the car later.
CI: And where would I have to go or meet you?
PJ: I’m not shere how that works with that stuff but u would get hooked up fat and I could probly meet u in paca
The CI then arranged to meet Leopold in the parking lot at Kmart.
When the CI met Leopold, Detective Sgt. Brian Hoelzel with the Waupaca police and Waupaca County Deputy Tim Meyers were positioned to maintain surveillance.
Leopold allegedly told the CI he would need to get the money first, contact his “guy” at work to pick up the heroin, then meet the CI back at Kmart. The CI gave Leopold $90 in pre-recorded currency.
However, the police reported that Leopold became suspicious and began “acting very paranoid, asking if CI is wearing a wire.”
“Patrick said he would go pick up the heroin and be back shortly,” the CI said in a written report to police. “After some time, Patrick had not returned so I made contact with him through text messages and phone calls. Ptrack told me that he was extremely ‘sketched out’ and paranoid that the police were following him.”
The CI and Leopold arranged to meet at a gas station in Scandinavia, but Leopold failed to show up, the complaint says.