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Records: Wis. man had child handle heroin sales

  • Associated Press
  • September 6, 2013 - 10:30 AM

JANESVILLE, Wis. — A Wisconsin man facing drug charges had a child handle his heroin sales when the man wasn't home, according to court documents filed this week.

The Janesville Gazette reports that Jamie Jacobson, 32, and his wife, Jennifer Jacobson, 27, were arrested Tuesday after they sold drugs to a police informant. They appeared in court Thursday via video conference from the Rock County Jail.

Jamie Jacobson told police that a child who lived at his home completed sales on his behalf when he wasn't there, according to court records.

He said that on two occasions, he had the child tell heroin users who came to the home to leave money in a specific place and then take a DVD case containing heroin. Jacobson said the child didn't know the people were picking up heroin although the child knew Jacobson used the drug.

Jacobson said the child did not touch any heroin.

The Jacobsons were arrested after a police officer watched an informant buy $50 worth of Xanax pills from Jennifer Jacobson at a store in Janesville on Aug. 30. The informant told police he had called Jamie Jacobson to get the drug, but Jacobson said he didn't have any and told the buyer to go to the store where his wife worked. The informant also bought 1.5 grams of heroin on Tuesday.

Jamie Jacobson told police he uses heroin but is not a dealer, court records said. He said he and his friends pooled money to buy drugs, and then he divided it up.

Jamie Jacobson has been charged with using a child to distribute drugs, party to a crime of delivering heroin, party to a crime of delivery of Xanax and other drug crimes. He is being held on a $7,000 bond.

Jennifer Jacobson, who has been charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place, delivery of Xanax and other drug crimes, has been released on a signature bond.

Both were ordered to have no contact with the child.

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