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Police find drugs in cell after Beaver Dam woman is jailed on a warrant

January 19, 2019 GMT

JUNEAU — A 36-year-old Beaver Dam woman made her initial appearance in court Friday, a day after baggies of drugs were allegedly found in her possession when she was brought to the Dodge County Jail.

Nicole Steltz was taken into custody on a warrant and while confined to a cell, closed-circuit video footage showed her removing a baggie from one area of her body and placing it in another. A search was done of Steltz and her cell. A baggie was found in a toilet and another on her person.

A Dodge County Sheriff’s deputy tested the substances, which showed a positive result for heroin and methamphetamine.

Steltz denied having anything illegal in her cell.

She is charged with felony count of possession of methamphetamine and possession of narcotic drugs, both repeaters. She could face up to seven years in prison and a $20,000 in fines.

Steltz appeared before Dodge County Court Commissioner Steven Seim, who set a $250 cash bond in the case with the conditions that she shall not use, possess or control any controlled substances or drug paraphernalia, nor be in the presence of anyone who does.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for March 7.