SHEBOYGAN FALLS — A man and woman are facing several drug charges after police raided their Sheboygan Falls home last week.
38-year-old Frank L. Passa and 37-year-old Amber L. Welsch, both residing at 636 Leavens Avenue in Sheboygan Falls, were charged with a number of drug-related offenses after a police raid at their residence.
According to the criminal complaints, the Sheboygan Falls Police Special Enforcement Team executed a search warrant on Thursday, March 1st at the residence of 636 Leavens Avenue. Upon breaching the residence by force, officers found Passa in the bathroom with the door open. He appeared to be bending over the toilet, and it appeared as if his hands were in the water of the toilet bowl.
During the search of the residence, police located multiple silver tins which contained different colored substances. There were also two used syringes with a clear liquid inside. A black string tie-off was on the floor of the bedroom. Officers located three silver tins with burn residue inside, as well as numerous unused syringes. On the dresser, there was a Mountain Dew can which contained four used syringes containing a red substance according to police.
While at the Sheboygan Falls Police Department, one of the substances that was found in one of the small silver tins, tested positive for heroin. The weight of that tin was 1.6 grams. The three pieces of the brown substance were also tested, weighing .2 grams of heroin.
When questioned, Welsch initially said that she was unaware of any illegal activity or illegal drugs taking place in the residence. However, she later admitted that she and Passa, who also resided at the residence, both shot up Ambien, which is a sleeping medication, that morning. She also admitted to her and Frank Passa crushing up three pills of Adderall, each, and snorting them. She advised that these prescriptions belonged to her.
In later questioning, Passa admitted that he injected Adderall that morning. He denied any type of cocaine use at the residence. He had advised that he last used heroin a few days ago or the week prior. He said he didn’t use any type of methamphetamine. When asked if cocaine may have been used or belonged to his girlfriend, he said that anything is possible.
Passa told police they have been using the prescription medications by either directly swallowing them or injecting them as a substitute to get off heroin.