Fritz, Andy and marijuana = great bust!

Fritz finds 2.5 pounds of marijuana -- Good pup! With him is his partner, Reedsburg Polic Officer Andy Foesch

A Reedsburg man was arrested Thursday night after taking delivery of more than 2 pounds of marijuana. Reedsburg Police Chief Tim Becker said the arrest was the result of a cooperative investigation with the Sauk County Drug Task Force and the U.S. Postal Service.

Officials were notified by U.S. Postal Inspectors of a suspicious package scheduled for delivery in Reedsburg. Becker said Reedsburg Police K9 Fritz conducted a sniff of the package and indicated the presence of the scent of narcotics.

Ross E. Dennison, 28, was arrested after he picked up the package, which was addressed to him. Becker said investigators executed a search warrant on the package, which was shipped from California. He said it contained almost 2.5 pounds of marijuana.

“Investigations like this are dependent on the cooperation of several law enforcement agencies,” Becker said. “Thankfully our local officials recognize the need for and importance of the Sauk County Drug Task Force. It’s an extremely busy unit both in Reedsburg and around Sauk County.”

Dennison was transported to the Sauk County Jail where he is being held under the felony charge of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver.

The Sauk County Task Force consists of investigators from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, Reedsburg Police Department, Baraboo Police Department, Sauk Prairie Police Department, Lake Delton Police Department, Spring Green/Plain Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Julie Belschner can be reached at jbelschner@capitalnewspapers.com or 608-495-0276