KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. — Four people were arrested as a search warrant was executed at a Wisconsin home on Tuesday and more than $1 million worth of meth disguised as cocaine was recovered, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.
The search warrant was executed at the home on 50th Street in Kenosha, Wis., around 6 a.m.
The four men taken into custody are between the ages of 20 and 23.
Members of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department’s Drug Operations Group located marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth, a firearm and a meth lab in the home.
Due to the strong chemical odors and an unknown substance (brown liquid), a processing room inside the home was secured until a DEA agent arrived at the scene.
The scene tested positive for meth — and bagged kilos, assumed to be cocaine, actually tested positive for meth.
Officials say these men that were taken into custody were actively working a meth lab while purposely giving the meth the appearance of powdered cocaine — and selling it as cocaine.
The processing lab was used to convert crystal meth into white powder that resembles cocaine. The men would then sell it as powered cocaine.
Cutting agents were used to convert one pound of meth into four pounds of white power lookalike cocaine meth.
Officials say the following was recovered from the home:
- 3.7 grams of cocaine (worth $370)
- 11,084.5 grams of THC (worth $69,000)
- 17,169.9 grams of meth (worth $1,545,291)
Officials are requesting charges including possession with intent to deliver meth, possession with intent to deliver THC and keeper of a drug house against the men.