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Authorities arrested five people last week after the Sauk County Drug Task Force executed search warrants on two Baraboo residences.

The Baraboo Police Department said in a press release Monday that members of the Sauk County Drug Task Force searched two residences Thursday on Second Avenue.

Authorities arrested five people who were taken to the Sauk County Jail on probation or parole holds, according to the release.

The Baraboo Police Department identified those arrested as Dalton J. Christie, 26; Kenneth D. Frodin, 32; Samantha R. Larso, 29; Paul R. Ripp, 46; and Nichole M. Perez, 43.

According to the release, authorities seized 65 grams of methamphetamine, 26 grams of hash and more than 201 grams of marijuana, along with various items labeled as paraphernalia that could be used to use or distribute drugs.

The marijuana alone has an estimated street value of $1,400, according to priceofweed.com. According to the Rehab Center, the methamphetamine has a street value of about $5,200.

Baraboo resident Jim Lombard, who lives on Second Avenue, said he saw 15 deputies enter a residential building across the street from his property.

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Lombard said he witnessed another drug raid six weeks earlier.

“This has been a drug house for the better part of a year,” Lombard said.

He added that he’s observed a “badly maintained” building with “rotting porches” and a “lack of enforcement” on who lives there.

“Hopefully they’ve solved the problem for that house, until the next renter moves in,” he said.

The Sauk County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case for possible formal charges, and the incident remains under investigation by the Sauk County Drug Task Force.

The drug task force is made up of various local, county and state authorities from around Sauk County and the state of Wisconsin.

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