Three area men face felony heroin, meth charges.
The charges are the result of an ongoing investigation by the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office.
Benjamin C. Soderberg, 42, Iola, is charged with one felony count each of delivery of heroin and bail jumping.
Jack R. Raymond, 33, Waupaca, is charged with two counts of delivery of heroin, two counts of felony bail jumping and one count of delivery of marijuana.
Austin D. Drapes, 24, Waupaca, is charged with delivery of methamphetamine.
According to the criminal complaint, a confidential informant working with the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office arranged to meet Soderberg on Aug. 21 at the Sunset BP off U.S. Highway 10 in Weyauwega.
Officers reported observing the CI get into Soderberg’s vehicle, which then drove west, then returned after a few minutes.
The CI allegedly purchased one-half gram of heroin from Soderberg for $200.
On Feb. 17, Soderberg was convicted in Waupaca County Circuit Court of theft, misdemeanor bail jumping and fraud on a gas station. Because he had been held in custody for five months on a $1,000 cash bond, Soderberg was sentenced to time served.
On Aug. 3, Soderberg was arrested after he parked in someone’s front yard around 2 a.m. and responding officers reported finding heroin in his car.
He was charged with possession of narcotics and misdemeanor bail jumping on Aug. 4 and released on a $2,000 signature bond.
Soderberg is currently in custody on a $10,000 cash bond.
On April 17, a CI reportedly paid $60 to buy one-eighth ounce of marijuana from Raymond in the parking lot of the Mobil station on Waupaca’s east side.
On May 16, a CI purchased four bindles, each containing one-tenth gram of heroin, for $200 from Raymond, according to the criminal complaint.
On Sept. 16, a CI reportedly purchased four bindles, each containing one-tenth gram of heroin, for $180 from Raymond.
Raymond was charged on Feb. 8, 2016, with battery to an officer, resisting an officer, two counts of disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping. He was released on a $1,000 signature bond.
On Aug. 9, Raymond was convicted of disorderly conduct and bail jumping. All other charges were dismissed but read into the court record. He was placed on two years of probation.
Raymond is currently in custody on a $5,000 cash bond.
On July 18, a CI working with Waupaca County detectives arranged to meet Drapes at the Kmart parking lot in Waupaca.
The CI reportedly purchased one-half gram of meth from Drapes.
Drapes’ prior convictions include a second drunken driving offense on Sept. 10, 2013, in Portage County, and failure to install an ignition interlock device on May 24, 2014, in Green Lake County.
He was released from custody on a $3,000 signature bond.