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Investigation leads to drug dealing charges against Baraboo man

March 23, 2018 GMT

A Baraboo man is facing multiple drug charges in connection with a Sauk County Drug Task Force investigation that began in February.

According to a criminal complaint, investigators used a confidential informant to monitor multiple drug buys in February and March. They allegedly discovered that 40-year-old Lavekeio L. Smith was supplying drugs to the person who was selling them to the informant.

In one instance, investigators allegedly tailed Smith and the other seller to Madison and back to the Baraboo area, where they stopped Smith’s vehicle on State Highway 33 near Man Mound Road.

A press release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department says deputies that conducted the stop smelled marijuana in the car, and investigators later searched the vehicle. The search allegedly turned up 19.6 grams of pot and less than 1 gram of crack cocaine. According to the priceofweed.com, 19.6 grams of pot is worth about $200.

Smith was on probation at the time in relation to multiple 2016 drug convictions, and was arrested for a probation violation. Prosecutors have since charged him with five felonies, including the sale and possession of cocaine, and marijuana possession. He has been jailed on a $5,000 signature bond and is due to appear in court April 5.