Man charged after ex-wife calls cops
Benjamin R. Gordon, 32, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, Gordon’s estranged wife called 911 and reported she found drugs and paraphernalia in plain view at Gordon’s home in the town of Dayton. She told authorities Gordon was on a field trip to Madison with their daughter.
When the bus unloaded passengers at Waupaca Learning Center late that afternoon, the mother was there to pick up the daughter.
Deputy Pete Kraeger was also there and approached Gordon after he walked to his vehicle.
According to the criminal complaint, Kraeger told Gordon his wife had reported seeing drugs in his house. The deputy asked if he could go into Gordon’s home and collect the drugs and paraphernalia.
Gordon asked the deputy if he needed a warrant.
Kraeger said if Gordon did not give his consent, the deputy would obtain a search warrant and Gordon would be detained until the judge reviewed it, the complaint says. Gordon then consented.
Kraeger drove Gordon to his home and searched the house.
Kraeger reported finding two plastic bags that contained marijuana stems, a large glass bong with residue in the bathroom, a prescription bottle of Cannibal Haze with a warning label indicating it was unlawful to possess the product outside of Colorado, a trace amount of white powder on a plastic baseball card and a small plastic bag with a white substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.