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Oshkosh Police seize $10,000 worth of meth in drug bust

Methamphetamine seized during a drug bust in Oshkosh, April 21, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Oshkosh Police)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- Two people were arrested Friday during a drug bust in Oshkosh.

Police say a 48-year-old Oshkosh woman and a 30-year-old Oshkosh man were arrested during a search of a residence in the 1000 block of Jefferson Street.

Investigators say they recovered just under a quarter-pound of methamphetamine, with the approximate street value of $10,000.

Both suspects are being held at the Winnebago County Jail.

Officials say meth is a growing problem in Northeast Wisconsin and around the state.

"It is in the area, it is in the Oshkosh area, in fact, it's pretty much all over the state. To produce it, I would say it takes a little bit more than just bringing the heroin up from Chicago or Milwaukee, so they're probably producing it locally. Some may be brought in from other parts of the state, but it's just as dangerous as a drug," said Oshkosh police officer, Joseph Nichols.

Police are reminding residents in order to keep neighborhoods safe, any illegal drug activity they see, hear or suspect, should be reported to Oshkosh Police at (920) 236-5700.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Winnebago County Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477, go online at WinnebagoCrimeStoppers.org, or text IGOTYA and your tip to 274637. If an arrest is made from your tip, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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