Plover Man Charged With Delivering Drugs to Inmates
By Joe Bachman
STEVENS POINT — A Plover man faces multiple drug charges, including possession of an electric weapon, after police caught him delivering drugs to inmates inside the Portage Co. Jail.
According to reports, in January of this year, an investigation was launched into the possible delivery of illegal substances to inmates by 32-year-old Plover resident, Christopher Orlowski. On Jan. 17, various books were delivered to an inmate, with another inmate’s name written on the inside.
There were faint yellow water marks located in the binding on certain pages. Through a recorded phone call between Orlowski and the inmate, police would find that certain pages were marked “the down” while others were marked “the up”.
On Jan. 26, more books were delivered with similar findings. Police believed that these pages were soaked in a liquid form of methamphetamine, to be later used by inmates.
On Jan. 29, officers located Orlowski, and placed him under arrest. They would find three packages of methamphetamine on him, totaling 0.4, 0.7, and 4.0 grams, respectively. Also found on Orlowski was an electric weapon/stun gun, disguised as a flashlight.
Orlowski allegedly admitted that he would use a syringe to inject either heroin or methamphetamine into the binding of the books, then dry with a hair dryer.
If convicted, Orlowski faces over 50 years imprisonment for multiple counts of delivering amphetamines, possession of amphetamines with intent to sell, possession of an electric weapon, and bail jumping. His next day in court is set for April 2.