Two Janesville men are facing charges after they were caught trying to sell heroin to a police informant, according to a criminal complaint.
Michael R. Bunton, 23, and Jeffrey L. Lyne, 23, recently were charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with six combined drug charges. If convicted, Bunton faces up to 47 years in prison and $145,000 in fines, while Lyne faces up to 37 ½ years and $125,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
Waukesha police recently caught a man trying to sell a quarter pound of marijuana, who then agreed to be an informant, saying he was fronted the drugs by Bunton, who would be coming to collect $1,200 for the drugs and could also sell the informant heroin. The informant set up a deal to purchase $375 worth of heroin at an area business where Bunton came to collect his money.
Lyne to agree to go with Bunton to Milwaukee to get heroin and bring it back for sale.
The informant and police were waiting at the business when Bunton sent a text message saying he wanted to complete the deal at the informant’s house and refused to come to the business.
Police in the area then stopped Bunton and Lyne’s car and arrested them. Inside they found 12.9 grams of heroin the men had purchased from a source living near Miller Park, which they planned to sell to the informant.