Officers: Baraboo man sought 10 pounds of pot from informant

March 13, 2018 GMT

Authorities arrested a Baraboo man Thursday as he allegedly attempted to purchase 10 pounds of marijuana from a confidential informant.

According to a criminal complaint, an informant who had been arrested transporting pounds of marijuana from California to Wisconsin informed a special agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice about the planned purchase Feb. 8.

Later that day, authorities arrested Tyler J. Roberts, 21, of Baraboo, as he allegedly was on his way to purchase 10 pounds of pot from the informant. Officers reported that Roberts was carrying $6,400 in cash.

Special agents and officers from the Sauk County Drug Task Force later executed a search warrant at Roberts’ Silver Drive apartment in Baraboo, and allegedly found more than 50 grams (about 1¾ ounces) of marijuana, more than 30 grams (about 1 ounce) of hash oil, a partially consumed edible marijuana bar, three glass pipes and a digital scale.

Prosecutors have charged Roberts with multiple felonies, including attempted possession of 10 pounds of marijuana with intent to deliver, marijuana possession with intent to deliver and maintaining a drug trafficking place. He also has been charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Roberts has been jailed on a $750 cash bond and is due to appear in court April 20.