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2/23/2016 - Theft Investigation Leads to Drug Arrests

On February 22, 2016, La Crosse Police were following up on a theft complaint investigation that led officers to 1014 Pine St. Apartment #6 in the City of La Crosse. When Officers made contact with the suspect, they noted an overwhelming odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the apartment.

During this investigation, Officers also observed a large glass jar of marijuana in plain view and what appeared to be a Psilocybin mushroom grow operation in the apartment. Officers obtained a search warrant, conducted a search of the apartment, and recovered the following drugs and drug paraphernalia:

  • 47.4 grams of raw marijuana bud
  • 244.9 grams of Edible THC Candy Gummies
  • 173 grams of Edible THC Candy
  • 15.2 grams of Chocolate Taffy THC Candy
  • 151.7 grams Sublingual Oral Tincture with 100mg THC
  • 10.4 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms in plastic sandwich bags
  • 7 Rubberized Containers with THC oil residue
  • Scale with THC residue and numerous empty plastic sandwich baggies
  • 14 half-gallon glass jars containing the beginning stages of Psilocybin mushroom spores
  • $1,125.00 in US currency
  • 50 rounds of .22 ammunition
  • 43 rounds of 9MM ammunition

The following subjects have been arrested in this investigation:

Austin J. Kaufmann
DOB: 04/14/1994
Male/White
Address: 1014 Pine Street #6, La Crosse, WI 54601

Charges:

  • 943.20(1)(c) – Theft of Service
  • 961.41(1m)(h)3 – Possession with Intent to Deliver THC between 1000 and 2500 grams
  • 961.41(1m)(g)3 – Possession with Intent to Deliver Psilocybin Greater than 500 grams
  • 961.42(1) – Maintain Drug Trafficking Place
  • 961.573(1) – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • 973.10 – Probation Violation

*Austin J. Kaufmann was convicted on felony charges of Manufacture/Delivery of THC and Possession w/intent to deliver-THC in La Crosse County Circuit Court on April 22, 2015.

Alissa R. Arenz
DOB: 10/07/199
Female/White
Address: 1014 Pine Street #6, La Crosse, WI 54601

Charges:

  • 943.20(1)(c) – Party to the Crime, Theft of Service
  • 961.41(1m)(h)3 – Possession with Intent to Deliver THC between 1000 and 2500 grams
  • 961.41(1m)(g)3 – Possession with Intent to Deliver Psilocybin Greater than 500 grams
  • 961.42(1) – Maintain Drug Trafficking Place
  • 961.573(1) – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Hunter C. J. Mathison
DOB: 01/23/1997
Male/White
Address: 825 Pierce Street, Onalaska, WI 54650

Charges:

  • 961.041(3g)(c) – Possession of Cocaine
  • 961.573(1) – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Originally posted to the La Crosse PD Newsroom on 2/23/2016.