A Sun Prairie man is facing up to 25 years in prison after an arrest by an undercover agent Tuesday, accused of dealing cocaine in the town of Arlington.
Antjuan Redmond, 27, is charged with three felony counts of manufacturing and delivery of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession of methamphetamine.
“The defendant delivered 1.7 grams of cocaine to an undercover agent for $200 and had another 2.7 grams in his vehicle, and packaging and methamphetamine in his pocket,” District Attorney Jane Kohlwey said at Redmond’s bond hearing in Columbia County Circuit Court in the town of Arlington.
Redmond was arrested late Tuesday afternoon when, according to court documents, he met an undercover agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice who had reportedly made an arrangement to buy from Redmond $100 of cocaine and $100 of heroin at the All Stop Mobil station.
Leading up to the meeting, Redmond and the agent were in contact as Redmond allegedly explained that he was unable to deliver the heroin, but could to provide cocaine worth $200. The agent and Redmond met, parking next to each other in the station’s parking lot, followed by deputies with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office converging on Redmond’s vehicle.
Redmond was taken into custody and a search of the vehicle turned up additional cocaine, a .40 caliber bullet, two cellular phones and $200 in cash. When Redmond was searched, officers reported finding methamphetamine in his pants pocket.
Following Kohlwey’s recommendation of a $5,000 cash bond, defense attorney Amanda Riek requested a more manageable amount of $750, explaining that Redmond had been on probation over the past year and was on a probation hold following his arrest.
In 2012, Redmond was sentenced to nine months in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor intimidation, coming after a string of convictions in Dane County relating to thefts and burglaries beginning in 2007.
“Obviously given the nature of the allegations, everyone agrees that a significant cash bond is appropriate,” said Judge W. Andrew Voigt. “In this case, given what we are talking about, I am going to order a $1,000 cash bond.”
Redmond is scheduled to next appear in court for a Jan. 5 return hearing.