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Delavan couple faces heroin, theft charges

September 06, 2012

A Delavan couple is accused of selling heroin and, in a separate incident, the woman allegedly stole cash from a 82-year-old woman.

Eva M. Lawson, 28, and Joshua F. Danielsen, 31, both of 225 Turtle Creek Drive, No. 6, face charges in Walworth County Court.

Lawson faces felony charges of delivering heroin, delivering a non-narcotic drug (Suboxone), theft of movable property, possession of narcotic drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Danielsen faces felony charges of possession of narcotic drugs, two counts of delivering heroin and delivering a non-narcotic drug (Suboxone).

He also faces misdemeanor counts of obstructing an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and four counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.

All of the charges against Danielsen have been elevated to a repeater status because of 2010 conviction for felony fleeing.

According to the criminal complaint on the drug charges:

A confidential informant, working with the Walworth County Drug Unit, purchased 1.19 grams of heroin from Danielsen on July 2 in the Walmart parking lot.

On July 10, in the Walmart parking lot, the informant purchased heroin from Lawson and Danielsen.

On July 27, Danielsen and Lawson sold Suboxone, a prescription drug, to the informant in the Walmart parking lot.

According to the theft complaint:

On Aug. 12, a man reported that he believed someone was stealing cash from his 82-year-old mother.

Police placed a surveillance camera on the woman's purse and recorded Lawson taking cash.

On Aug. 19, police located Lawson at an Elkhorn gas station, and she agreed to go to the police department for more questioning. Danielsen then exited the gas station and identified himself by a different name.

Inside of the vehicle, police found syringes and heroin. Danielsen told police he lied about his name because he was out on bond.

In an interview with police, after being shown surveillance photos, Lawson admitted to stealing money from the elderly woman on three or four occasions.