Two Kewaunee men are due back in court later this summer after being charged in connection with the alleged trafficking of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana.
Benjamin I. Landes, 34, and Joshua M. Hardin, 27, were arrested May 15 after the Door-Kewaunee Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the Vliet Street home the men shared with Landes’ mother.
Landes appeared before Kewaunee County Judge Keith Mehn on May 31 on eight felony and two misdemeanor charges related to the manufacture and sale of meth, cocaine and marijuana and maintaining a drug trafficking place. Several charges are enhanced because the home is within 1,000 feet of a school.
He was released after posting a $10,000 cash bond and is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on July 19.
Hardin is charged with manufacture/delivery of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and two counts of bail jumping, all felonies.
His bond was set at $7,500 and he is scheduled to make an initial appearance on June 28.
According to the criminal complaints, the search warrant was sought after a series of buys in which confidential informants went to the home to buy meth, cocaine and marijuana from Landes.
Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski said members of the Kewaunee and Door County Sheriff’s Departments were aided by the Kewaunee County SWAT team, Kewaunee Rescue and the Kewaunee Police Department in executing the warrant and bringing the suspects safely into custody.