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Investigation continues in Friday drug raid, more charges expected

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) -- More charges are expected after Friday’s drug raid at two houses in Stevens Point.

SWAT teams entered 1632 Main Street, and another house in the 2300 block of Center Street near Illinois Avenue. The Main Street house is the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house.

Portage County District Attorney Louis Molepske Jr. has already charged one suspect, but he believes more charges are coming.  Police Sergeant Edward Gruber says the investigation is ongoing, but he does expect to refer one and possible two more people for charges.

Gruber says officers entered the two Stevens Point houses early Friday morning, and found a small amount of marijuana in both.  "At the location on Main Street, we found approximately five ounces of marijuana, quite a bit of drug paraphernalia, and about the same at the other address on Center Street.  It was just over five ounces of marijuana.  We also found some what we call drug candy that was laced with marijuana.  Some cookies, and suckers.  Other than that, just paraphernalia and no other drugs."

The first suspect charged was combative with officers. 21-year-old Andrew Anderson has been charged with resisting arrest and battery to an officer.

Gruber says about ten UW Stevens Point students live in the Tau Kappa Epsilon house, but only one or two of them had the marijuana.

Stevens Point Police have received some criticism for sending a SWAT team in, but Gruber says it’s a matter of safety for everyone, and that you don’t send one or two officers into an unknown situation knowing you’re probably outnumbered.

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