Charges filed in Lake Geneva meth case

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Andrea Anderson | March 7, 2016

ELKHORN—Methamphetamine charges have been filed in Walworth County Court against a Lake Geneva man arrested last week after authorities executed a search warrant at his home.

Michael R. Koerner, 29, of 1134 Williams St., was arrested Thursday, Feb. 25, after the county's drug unit, sheriff's office, Lake Geneva police and Milwaukee Drug Enforcement Administration executed the warrant and found equipment used to cook meth and waste from making meth, according to the criminal complaint.

Koerner is charged with felonies manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of materials for manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine waste.

Law enforcement found bottles on the second story of the home that were used to cook meth, according to the complaint.

Koerner was arrested at a homeless shelter in the town of Darien later that day and was found with pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used to manufacture meth, the complaint states.

A child who lives at the home told law enforcement Koerner makes the upstairs “smell bad." The child did not elaborate on what made it smell, according to the complaint.

Koerner is being held at the Walworth County Jail on a signature bond with a mandatory posting of $2,500 before being released. He will appear in court next at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Walworth County Judicial Center.

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