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Police: Two face charges in major heroin, meth arrests

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WAUSAU — Two people are facing a range of felony drug charges after they were arrested at a Wausau hotel with a significant amount of heroin, police said Thursday.

Natasha Eldridge, 34, and James Jones, 30, were arrested Wednesday after witnesses reported seeing an unusual number of people coming and going from the room and noticed a back door of the hotel had repeatedly been wedged open, police said.

Police searched their room and found about 10 grams of heroin, or enough for about 200 doses, according to the criminal complaint. Investigators also recovered about 1.72 grams of methamphetamine in the room.

Both Eldgridge and Jones are facing felony charges of possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a drug trafficking place. The charges carry a combined maximum penalty of 32 years in prison and tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

Eldridge is being held in the Marathon County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond, the first $3,000 of which must be paid in cash. Jones is being held on a $10,000 bond, the first $5,000 of which must be posted in cash, according to court records

Both are due in court Aug. 16 for a preliminary hearing.



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