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Father and sons expected in court on drug trafficking charges


MOSINEE, Wis. (WSAU) -- What began as a drug overdose investigation led to a major drug trafficking bust. Now, several members of a family are expected in court Friday for an initial appearance on drug charges.

Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks says it began Monday, when Everest Metro Police got a call about a person with a possible heroin overdose in the parking lot at St. Claire’s Hospital. Parks says it detectives figured out who was involved.  “Detectives from the Special Investigations Unit were able to put it together relatively quickly that this was a heroin overdose, and they had a basic idea on who the potential deliverer was.”

Drug unit officers arrested 25-year-old Jacob Gould for first-degree recklessly endangering safety, two counts of delivering heroin, felony marijuana possession, and obstructing an officer. His bond was set at $25,000 cash Wednesday.

While Gould was making a court appearance, Parks says officers went through his house.  “As they executed the search warrant at a Mosinee residence, they uncovered information pertaining to the heroin overdose, and also there were two pounds of marijuana, $27,000 in cash, and data and information that would indicate that over 100 pounds of marijuana had moved through that residence.”

Jacob’s 56-year-old father Jerald Gould and Jacob’s 21 and 26-year-old brothers Jeremy and Jerrod were arrested and are scheduled to make initial court appearances for numerous drug trafficking charges Friday afternoon. A 56-year-old woman was also arrested for aiding and abetting a felon. Her name has not been released yet.

Court documents say Jacob Gould injected the 19-year-old woman with heroin, and she overdosed. He also injected her with the antidote Narcan to reverse the effects. Investigators say it wasn’t a fatal heroin dose, but very close.