Undercover officer picked her up from school to buy marijuana, ecstasy in 2015, complaint says
A 20-year-old Grafton man and a 19-year-old Port Washington woman were charged last week in Ozaukee County Circuit Court with repeatedly selling drugs to an undercover officer in late 2014 and early 2015 when the woman was a student at Grafton High School.
On three occasions, the undercover officer picked Hailee E. Ziehr up from school during the middle or near the end of the school day to exchange money for marijuana and ecstasy, according to the criminal complaint.
Ziehr faces four counts of delivering marijuana and two counts of delivering designer drugs near a school or park.
She is accused of working with Jacob R. Wandel, who is charged with five counts of delivering marijuana near a school or park.
The first contact Wandel and Ziehr had with the undercover Ozaukee County sheriff’s deputy mentioned in the complaint was on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, when the deputy exchanged text messages with Wandel and agreed to meet him at the Clark gas station at 1020 Washington St.
At the gas station, the deputy saw Ziehr walk out of Wandel’s nearby house. She got into the officer’s car and sold him $90 worth of marijuana, the complaint states.
On Tuesday, Jan. 6, the deputy exchanged text messages with Ziehr, then picked her up from Grafton High School at 2:50 p.m. The deputy drove her to 11th Avenue, where she purchased marijuana from her drug source. She then sold the drugs to the deputy for $95, according to the complaint.
On Monday, Jan. 12, the deputy picked Ziehr up from school at 12:15 p.m. After she got into his car, Ziehr handed him a bag of marijuana and a bag of white powder that tests revealed was ecstasy in exchange for $115. At Ziehr’s request, the deputy then drove her to a friend’s house, then back to the high school, the complaint states.
Later the same day, the deputy again met Ziehr at Grafton High School and paid her $40 for ecstasy tablets.
On Friday, Jan. 16, the deputy made arrangements with Wandel to meet outside a home on 12th Avenue. At that location, Ziehr came out of the house and sold the deputy $625 worth of marijuana, according to the complaint.
Wandel is also charged with selling the deputy a total of $2,430 of marijuana on three occasions in January.
Delivering marijuana is a felony punishable by a maximum 1-1/2 years in prison and two years of extended supervision.
Delivering designer drugs is punishable by a maximum 7-1/2 years in prison and five years of extended supervision.
Because all the alleged drug deals occurred near schools or parks — Grafton High School, Little Friends Learning Center and Veterans Park — Ziehr and Wandel would face an additional five years in prison for every count they are convicted of.
Ziehr and Wandel are scheduled to make their initial court appearances on Dec. 20 before Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy.