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Kenosha Police Announce Huge Drug Bust

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Jessica Lambin (30) of Kenosha, WI
(Police File Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

Kenosha Police announced a huge drug bust from last week. According to Kenosha Police Sgt. Austin Handcock, the bust was made last Thursday, September 7, 2023.

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The Kenosha Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) conducted a search warrant in the 4500 blk. of 20 Ave. SIU developed information about drug dealing in the area and immediately began working the problem with the assistance of several patrol officers. PO Henderson and PO Guadarrama worked alongside SIU investigators to identify the suspect as Jessica Lambin and conducted a traffic stop. Lt. Jurgens arrived at the scene with K9 Hutch to conduct an open-air sniff of the vehicle. K9 Hutch indicated to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. SIU drafted a search warrant for Jessica’s residence and discovered a stash of narcotics and weapons. The following items were seized:

Narcotics
-THC 17,556 grams, THC Edibles 42 (Candy), THC Carts 70, THC Butter 931 grams, THC Wax 1060 grams
-M30s 187 Pills, Kratom 84 Pills, Clonazepam 14 Pills, Gabapentin 727 Pills, Oxycodone 3 Pills
-Psilocybin 618 grams
-LSD 742 Hits / 56 Stamps
-Meth 8.94 grams
-Heroin 28.3 grams

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Guns
-(1) M&P 15 Rifle
-(2) Handguns

U.S.C.
-$15,294.51

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Jessica Lambin (30) of Kenosha, WI
(Kenosha County Sheriff)

This Monday, September 11, 2023 30-year-old Jessica Lambin was charged by the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office with:

Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place
Possession With Intent To Distribute (Fentanyl <=10G)
Possession With Intent To THC (>10,000G)
Possession of Narcotic Drugs
Possession of Cocaine
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
(7) County of Bail Jumping

If convicted of all counts, Lambin faces more than 35 years in prison. According to the criminal complaint:

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In August, 2023, Kenosha a Police Detective learned that a subject named “Jess” had a large quantity of drugs in the upper unit located at 4524 20th Ave. The detective observed that location on several occasions and noticed that a Ford pickup registered to the defendant was often parked on the street in front of the residence or in the driveway. The detective checked records and determined that the address had been associated with Lambin in 2017 but that she now claims to reside in Racine. On September 7, 2023, Kenosha a Kenosha police officer observed the 4524 20th Ave. residence and saw the Lambin exit the residence and get into the Ford pickup. Lambin drove away but returned to the residence about 20 minutes later. The officer stopped the Ford pickup because its registration was expired and made contact with the Lambin, who was clutching a small purse. She appeared very nervous and claimed that she was “driving home”, but when the officer asked her where she lived, she stated that she was actually in the area to visit a friend. She admitted that she did not know this person’s name and stated that she was just coming from the Post Office. A police supervisor and K9 unit arrived on scene with his drug dog, who alerted to the presence of drugs in the Ford pickup. They searched the Ford pickup and located 9 pills which later tested positive for Fentanyl in a backpack which was located on top of the center console. They also located 98 dark blue individual squares in a waffle-type pattern forming a rectangle which also tested positive for Fentanyl. Officers then obtained a search warrant for the upper unit of 4524 20th Ave. They made contact with the resident of the lower unit, who stated that “Jess” lives upstairs. They seized a set of keys from the Lambin which unlocked the door to the upper unit. The upper unit contained a main floor with a bedroom, kitchen, living room and bathroom, and then another floor above that which appeared to be an attic that was converted into the bedroom. Throughout these areas, officers located large quantities of various drugs, 3 firearms and a large amount of US currency. In the bedroom on the main floor, officers located a large amount of THC wax, psychedelic mushrooms, a ledger, fake Percocet pills which contained suspected Fentanyl, and several Ziploc bags containing marijuana. In the kitchen of the main floor, officers located more THC wax, assorted US currency, several Percocet pills, and numerous jars and bags of suspected marijuana. In the living room, officers located a .38 caliber revolver and a Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol under a couch cushion. There was also a bag with 4 unopened prescription pills bottles in the name of Michael Cegers that contained 180 100 mg Gabapentin pills. In the attic, officers located a large amount of drug paraphernalia, including bongs, grinders, vacuum sealing materials and packaging. Officers also found a large amount of US currency, numerous bags of marijuana, as well as psilocybin mushrooms. Officers also located a M&P AR15 rifle near the bed in the attic as well as more Gabapentin pill bottles in the name of Michael Cegers.

Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner William Michel II
(File Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner William Michel II set Lambin’s bail at $15,000 cash.

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On July 21, 2021, Lambin was found in a vehicle and was severely drunk and/or under the influence of drugs when Kenosha police made contact with her. She had illegal drugs and a loaded concealed gun in her jacket pocket that was found by hospital personnel. Lambin, who said she had a valid concealed weapons license, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. The drug charge was dropped and she was convicted of the firearm charge. She got a fine.

Lambin is due back in court on September 20, 2023 for a preliminary hearing.

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  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.

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9 Responses

  1. She faces 35 years in prison. Spoiler alert………..she’ll get probation if Gravely doesn’t outright dismiss the charges.

  2. You know, none of this would have happened if she had been behind bars as she should have! This is why we have so much criminal activity–there are NO deterrents! When someone gets arrested for a crime she had, the punishment should have been swift and harsh so as NOT to do the crime again. Also, someone like that needs to be off the streets for many decades, let’s hope that happens

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