Major Lake Mills Drug Bust
In what the Lake Mills Police Department says on Facebook is one of, if not the biggest drug bust in the history of the town, a former Lake Mills resident has been arrested for intent to possess near a Lake Mills school. 30-year-old John C Brown is charged with five felony counts of drug charges, including possession with intent to sell amphetamine greater than 50 grams near a school; possession with intent THC less than 200 grams near a school; maintaining a drug trafficking place near a school; possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is also charged with domestic abuse and disorderly conduct in a separate case. Brown was surveilled on December 8th in relation to the domestic abuse charge that reportedly occurred on December 6th. After a brief period of following Brown, where speeds reached in excess of 90 miles per hour, police managed to pull him over on I-94 near Highway 73, where they found large amounts of cash and marijuana residue. A search warrant by the Jefferson County Drug Task Force was initiated at his residence, less than 800 feet from Lake Mills Elementary School. A large swath of drug related items, and also some weapons were recovered. His vehicle was towed from the scene. He made a court appearance on December 10th and bond was set at $5050 for both cases, under conditions.