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Five people arrested for marijuana trafficking; connection to drug overdose

WAUSAU, WI (WTAQ) - Four people were due in court Friday afternoon, after a drug overdose investigation near Wausau led to the arrests of five people for marijuana trafficking.  

Authorities said it all started on Monday, when a 19-year-old woman was found abandoned in a hospital parking lot. She suffered a heroin overdose, and officials said she spent five days in an induced coma.  

Media reports said one of the men who dropped off woman was later picked up for drunk driving -- and he led officers to 25-year-old Jacob Gould of Mosinee, who appeared in court Wednesday on five counts that include reckless endangerment, heroin delivery, and marijuana possession.  

Three of Gould's relatives were later arrested. Jacob's 56-year-old father Jerald, 21-year-old brother Jeremy, and 26-year-old brother Jerrod were all due in court Friday along with a 56-year-old woman arrested for aiding and abetting a felon.  

Court records showed that Jacob Gould injected the victim with heroin, and she overdosed.

Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks said there's evidence that at least 100 pounds of marijuana were involved in the trafficking ring.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)