Benjamin J. Peterson, 26 of Mazomanie, WI
TIME of Incident: 7:30 P.M.
Other Agencies Involved:
Richland Center Police Department
WHERE Incident Happened: E. Gage St. Richland Center
What happened: On 04/23/2021 at approximately 7:30 PM a deputy with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop near Foremost Farms on E. Gage Street in the City of Richland Center. The vehicle was stopped for registration violations and suspicious activity. Contact was made with the driver, Benjamin J. Peterson of Mazomanie. During the subsequent investigation of the stop and search of the vehicle, law enforcement located approximately 30 grams of methamphetamine and .6 grams of heroin. Peterson was arrested and transported to the Richland County Jail for drug offenses. The Richland Center Police Department assisted on scene and the investigation in still ongoing.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department asks the public to report any suspicious activity by calling the non-emergency line at 608-647-2106 or Richland County Crime Stoppers at 608-647-2583. All callers can remain anonymous.