Edgar man, Vesper woman charged with delivery of heroin
By Adam Hocking
MARSHFIELD — An undercover operation by the Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force has resulted in delivery of heroin charges for an Edgar man and Vesper woman.
According to the criminal complaint, Marshfield police received a tip from a confidential informant last January indicating ongoing drug activity involving Veronica L. Plawman, 23, of Vesper.
The informant agreed to meet Plawman at a business in Marshfield where heroin was to be purchased, the complaint said, and was transported to the location by an undercover detective. The informant then reportedly received text messages from Plawman changing the location where the transaction was to occur and saying that “Austin” would deliver the heroin.
The complaint said that once at the new location on Central Avenue in Marshfield, a male entered the undercover detective’s vehicle, identified himself as “Austin,” and would later be identified as Austin M. Milligan, 22, of Edgar.
The detective then gave $60 to Milligan, who reportedly gave the money back and said he did not possess the heroin at that time and had to pick it up at another location.
At a subsequent location, the detective gave the informant $60 to complete the drug deal, and he and Milligan “disappeared into the doorway” of an unspecified building for about 15 seconds.
The informant then returned to the vehicle and handed the suspected heroin to the undercover detective, who then turned it over to a Marshfield police officer.
The substance field tested positive for heroin, according to the complaint. The Marshfield officer reported that upon speaking with Milligan, he “said he remembered selling the heroin on Jan. 28, 2015.”
Milligan and Plawman are both charged with manufacturing/delivering heroin, less than three grams, which carries a maximum penalty of $25,000 fine and up to 12 and a half years in the prison, or both.
Both are scheduled to make their initial appearances in Wood County Circuit Court on May 23.