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District Attorney files 8 charges after heroin bust



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March 11, 2014 | 09:52 AM
ELKHORN — A Burlington man faces more than 100 years imprisonment after he was arrested with more than 100 grams of heroin.

Phillip J. Zadurski, 625 Meadow Lane Apt. 7, was arrested on Feb. 19 in East Troy.

After Zadurski’s arrest, Walworth County law enforcement officials said the 184 grams of heroin allegedly found on Zadurski might be the largest quantity of the drug yielded in a single arrest in more than decade.

During Zadurski’s initial bail bond hearing, District Attorney Daniel Necci said the street value of the heroin was around $200,000.

Zadurski is being held in the Walworth County jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.

Recently, the Walworth County District Attorney’s office officially charged Zadurski with eight criminal charges.

Below are the charges and the maximum penalties:

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  • Possession of heroin (in an amount greater than 50 grams) with intent to deliver, as a second or subsequent offense. This charge carries a maximum penalty of 46 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines.

  • Possession with intent to deliver Oxycodone, as a second or subsequent offense. This charge carries a maximum penalty of 19 years imprisonment and $50,000 in fines.

  • Possession of psilocybin (in an amount more than 100 grams) with intent to deliver, as a second or subsequent offense. This charge carries a maximum penalty of 16 1/2 years imprisonment and $25,000 in fines.

  • Possession with intent to deliver Alprazolam, as a second or subsequent offense. This charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines.

  • Possession with intent to deliver Clonazepam, as a second or subsequent offense. This charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines.

  • Possession of THC with intent to deliver, as a second or subsequent offense. This charge carries a maximum penalty of 7 1/2 years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines.

  • Possession of cocaine as a repeat offender. This charge carries a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment and $5,000 in fines.

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia. This charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 days imprisonment and $500 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:

On Feb. 19, police responded to an East Troy gas station to check on a woman’s welfare. Zadurski was at the gas station.

When police searched Zadurski, they found 1.2 grams of cocaine, 1.7 grams of heroin, 25 Oxycodone pills, 11 Alprazolam pills, 18 Clonazepam pills and $1,325 in cash. Police then searched Zadurski’s vehicle and allegedly found 184 grams of white rock-like substance, which tested positive for the presence of heroin.

Police also reported finding 127 grams of marijuana and three scented dryer sheets in the vehicle. The dryer sheets are reportedly used to mask the odor of controlled substances.

Police also found 112 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and several smaller bags of marijuana. All of Zadurski’s charges have been elevated to repeater status because of 2012 conviction for possession of marijuana as a second or subsequent offense.

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