2 Men Arrested After Dealing Drugs in Bar Bathroom, Police Say

Two men are charged after police say one lied about his name, while the other ran and hide in the basement of People's Park to avoid arrest, according to a criminal complaint.

Two men are accused of trying to avoid arrest after an employee at a Waukesha tavern claimed to find them in the midst of a drug deal in a bathroom, according to a criminal complaint.

Kevin M. Gallagher, 25, of Waukesha, was charged with one count of felony bail jumping and one count of obstructing an officer, and Keith L. Jones, 28, was charged with one count of obstructing an officer. If convicted, Jones faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines, while Gallagher faces up to nearly four years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

Waukesha police officers were called to The Salty Toad after an employee suspected Gallagher and Jones of being involved in a drug deal in the bathroom. When officers arrived, Jones was standing outside the bar with two women while Gallagher was walking southbound in a nearby alley.

An officer recognized Jones from previous arrests and called out to him, but he instead turned and began to walk back into the bar. The officer physically stopped Jones and began to ask him questions, but Jones gave a fake name.

Another officer called out to Gallagher to stop, but he instead took off running. The officer chased Gallagher, who ran into People’s Park and hid in the basement before eventually surrendering to police.

Both men are currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on cash bond while awaiting trial.

fromjanesville2waukesha January 12, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Let me get this strait: A drug dealer (Salty Toad) calls armed government agents to remove competition under the guise that another drug dealer (accused) is dealing "illegal" drugs on their drug dealing turf. I'll encourage my friends to avoid ST on principal. Special thanks to the cop driving 70mph plus (lights and sirens) north on N. Grand last night around midnight. I got a good cell phone video which ID's your car number. I haven't decided if I'll figure out how to put it on YouTube yet. The cop in the SUV with no lights or sirens (also ID'd by car number by video) was estimated by me to be going 20 miles-ish over the speed limit in a 25. 2 great ways to kill a Carroll College student walking home drunk. If you police officers ever drive through my neighborhood like that, I will assure you the folks around here will not tolerate it.
Conspiracy T January 12, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Johnny Paycheck is that you? Did you change your name?
I'm Just Sayin' January 23, 2013 at 05:28 PM
A lot of these comments appear to be missing the point. These two establishments recognized that there was illegal activity going on and contacted the authorities. I love going out in Waukesha, Milwaukeee, Oconomowoc etc. I can't even count how many establishments I have been to that will turn a blind eye to this type of thing to avoid bad press and deal with business bashing comments just like the ones above. Seems like everyone chooses to focus on the negative, which is unfortunate and a deterent for businesses like these to do us a favor and help clean up our narcotic mess. They have also publicly make any drug slingers aware that they do not tolerate this behavior within ther establiments. Cheers to them.
Waukesha Girl March 11, 2013 at 08:17 PM
These drug dealing morons need to stop getting high on their own supply - have they never heard of locking the door.
kevin remshek April 16, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Falsely accused. Pretty sad somebody can't goto thebbathroom without being harassed and physically held by the security guard. This is messed up to just say this is going on without any proof. Dodd you find any drugs no. So just saying stuff is abusered


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