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Accused heroin dealer charged

Accused heroin dealer charged

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A Chicago man, arrested last week for allegedly selling heroin out of a home in West Baraboo, made his initial court appearance on Monday.

Jerome T. Solomon, 19, appeared in Sauk County Circuit Court via video link from the Sauk County jail. He was charged with one count of possession of heroin with intent to deliver.

Sauk County Assistant District Attorney Michael Albrecht asked Sauk County Circuit Court Judge James Evenson to set Solomon’s cash bond at $100,000. Albrecht said Solomon has no significant family ties to Baraboo. He said Solomon was making $10,000 a week selling heroin in Baraboo.

“He was paying $1,000 a week to live in a residence to sell heroin in the community,” Albrecht said. “That’s why I am asking for a significant cash bond in this case.”

Public defender Deb O’Rourke said Solomon does have family in Madison and does not have a history of missing court appearances.

Evenson set Solomon’s bond at $10,000. As a condition of his bond, Solomon must not have contact with Bradley J. McKittrick, 29, who was arrested during the raid on the West Baraboo home.

McKittrick was charged with possession of marijuana (second offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping. Evenson set McKittrick’s cash bond at $5,000. If McKittrick is convicted on all charges, he will face six years and seven months in prison and a fine of $13,500.

If Solomon is convicted, he faces 25 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Solomon is expected back in Sauk County Circuit Court for his preliminary hearing on April 12; McKittrick is expected in Sauk County Circuit Court on April 23. McKittrick must not have any contact with Solomon or possess any controlled substances, except those prescribed by a physician.

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