One of five charged in Pewaukee meth bust has her case resolved

WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) -- One of five people charged in connection with a meth bust in Pewaukee has been sentenced.

45-year-old Kimberlee Puls of Pewaukee initially faced two felonies and a misdemeanor: possession of meth, maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of drug paraphernalia. She pleaded guilty to the possession of meth charge, and the other charges were dropped.

In court on Thursday, October 30th for her sentencing hearing, Puls was sentenced to 134 days in jail, with credit for 134 days served. The court deemed Puls has served her time. She now has to pay court costs, and if those costs aren't paid, she will have to serve five days with Huber release privileges.

Others charged in the case include:

33-year-old Michael Seibert: Seibert has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possession of meth. He was orderd to pay a fine, and serve 20 days in jail, with credit for 13 days. A possession of drug paraphernalia charge was dismissed.

49-year-old Norman Thomas: Thomas faces two felony charges of possession of meth and maintaining a drug trafficking place and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Thomas has a plea hearing set for November 7th. If the case cannot be resolved with a plea, Thomas will stand trial.

17-year-old Bonnie Thomas: Thomas pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was sentenced to four days in jail with credit for four days served. If she is to obtain her high school diploma or GED and have no new criminal law violations, she could have this charge expunged from her record.

44-year-old Brandy Leeper: Leeper faces two felony charges of possession with intent to deliver meth, and maintaining a drug trafficking place. Leeper is set to stand trial in the case -- beginning in January 2015.
Police say in this case, the drugs were moving through the mail -- but they were never delivered. They were instead intercepted by police.

According to the criminal complaint filed in this case, a postal inspector was tipped off that drugs were being shipped across the country through the mail. That's when the officer got a search warrant, intercepted the package, and searched it.

"It appears as though the packages were coming from California, and they were using some of the meth as well as distributing it," said Sargent Jeffrey Lenius, Pewaukee Police Department.

Officials say the contents tested positive for meth, so they got a warrant to search the house it was shipped to. Inside, police found drug paraphernalia and more packages.

Neighbor Renee Gordon, watched the massive drug bust near her normally quiet lake home.

"We heard three loud percussion grenades," said Gordon. "Thank God the police intervened."

Once inside police made another discovery, a two-year-old child.

"It's heartbreaking to see a two-year-old child in this kind of environment. Dirty, completely disorganized, and with this type of drug activity going on," said Lenius.

The two-year-old was taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

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