(Lomira) A Dodge County judge sentenced an Appleton man found with a pound of meth to 10 years in prison Wednesday. In August, Justin Kautzer entered a guilty plea to a felony count of Possession with Intent to Deliver Amphetamine.
Officers with the Lake Winnebago Metropolitan Enforcement Group were conducting surveillance on two people they believed were selling meth in the area in September of 2020. A vehicle had just returned form Milwaukee and stopped at a gas station in Lomira and officers recognized Kautzer as the driver. The 39-year-old had multiple warrants out for his arrest.
After he was taken into custody, authorities searched the vehicle and located a bag containing 425.7 grams of meth. Kautzer and a passenger admitted that they sell roughly a pound of the drug in a two day period and over 50 pounds since 2019.
At sentencing, District Attorney Kurt Klomberg said methamphetamine has rapidly become the primary controlled substance threat in our community. He said its use leads to psychotic, depraved, violent conduct, and is highly addictive. Klomberg added that the defendant peddles poison for profit and presents a grave danger.
Kautzer was also placed on extended supervision for 10 years.