Sheriff James Bindl of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department reports that on November 17, 2016, three Viola, WI residents were arrested for drug charges as a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force.
Nicole M. Titus, 31, and Kevin D. Branch, 39, from Viola were and tentatively charged for possession of methamphetamine’s (meth), possession of THC (marijuana), possession of schedule IV drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a drug house and numerous bail jumping charges.
Quienterrio O. Henderson, 37, of Viola was arrested and tentatively charged with possession of schedule I and II narcotic, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a drug house, and numerous bail jumping charges.
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that can have long-lasting effects on your body. This is a man-made substance that is also known as, crystal meth, and is often found in the form of a rock-like crystal that is usually a semi-transparent white or blue color. This substance is always illegal and has no other purpose than for abuse.
All charges have been forwarded to Richland County District Attorney Jennifer Harper for prosecution.
Assisting with the investigation were members of the Richland County Special Response Team (SRT) which consists of Deputies from the Richland County Sheriff’s Office and Officers from the Richland Center Police Department. Also assisting was the Viola Police Department, Viola EMS and Fire Department, and the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff Bindl would like to point out the effort of the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force and Special Response Team members in regards to this investigation. Sheriff Bindl notes the results of this investigation show the reality of what law enforcement faces daily, whether on patrol or working a drug investigation and the presence of these dangerous drugs in our community.
Sheriff Bindl along with Richland Center Police Chief Lucas Clements would like to remind citizens that their assistance is vital in combating the use and distribution of drugs within our community. Anyone witnessing suspected drug activity within their community are encouraged to notify law enforcement or Richland County Crime Stoppers at 608-647-CLUE (2583), where callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.