A Lake Mills man entered a not guilty plea to one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and was bound over for trial last month.
Bryce Krull, 24, appeared in Dane County Court June 19 for his arraignment appearing with his attorney Melville Peter Middleton. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
According to a criminal complaint, an undercover officer made arrangements to purchase methamphetamine from Tony Fountain, 24, of Madison, who’s residence on Gilbert Road in Madison was raided in a SWAT team bust by Madison Police May 28.
The undercover officer purchased methamphetamine from Fountain three separate times. A search warrant was served at the Gilbert Road residence where Krull and Jeffrey Redington were also arrested.
Investigators found under Fountain’s bed in the residence a bag containing methamphetamine and a pill bottle containing 23 acetaminophen Oxycodone HCL pills and a bottle containing 20 Codeine pills were located.
A pair of shoes in the residence, later identified as Krull’s, contained a toothbrush, syringes, a watch and a clear plastic gem pack containing methamphetamine.
The gem pack found in Krull’s shoes tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine weighing 0.1 grams.
Jeffrey Redington, 46, of Madison, is charged with delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine and maintaining a drug trafficking place. According to his statement he is the only person on the lease of the apartment and Fountain and his girlfriend have lived in the apartment for a year. Redington said he didn’t know Fountain was selling drugs from the apartment. He reportedly told detectives he was having an “adult party” and contacted Krull on a dating app. He denied providing meth to Krull to smoke.
Krull told detectives, “I was literally there to have sex and leave.” He also said he never saw anyone use drugs and never used drugs while in the apartment.
Detectives also found a blue latex/rubber tourniquet inside Krull’s vehicle. He denied drug use and said the shoes were not his.
Detectives said in the complaint Krull’s eyes appeared dilated and he acted as if he was under the influence of stimulants. Eventually he admitted the shoes were his and he was offered something in a smoking device, according to the complaint.
If convicted Krull could face three years, six months in prison and a $10,000 fine. He could also have his license suspended for up to five years. He is free on a $500 signature bond.
Fountain, 24, the primary target of the investigation, faces charges including three counts of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, schedule I and II narcotics, schedule IV drugs and non-narcotics and maintaining a drug trafficking place.
The Madison police SWAT team assisted the Dane County Narcotics Task Force in serving the search warrant on the residence.