UPDATE (May 19, 3:30 p.m.): Additional charged have been filed against Richard Nitschke in a secondary criminal complaint. Initial charges resulting from the execution of the May 15 search warrant were for alleged methamphetamine production during the month of April. The search at 718 Margaret Street, Rhinelander, and supplemental interviews led law enforcement to believe more recent manufacturing had taken place.
As a result, Nitschke faces additional charges of possession methamphetamine waste and maintaining a drug trafficking place, as well as repeat charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession methamphetamine and felony bail jumping. A supplementary $5,000 cash bond was issued in relation to the new charges.
UPDATE (May 18, 2:44 p.m.): At initial court appearances Monday morning, Nitschke and Healy were given $10,000 cash bonds in relation to charges of methamphetamine production. More charges are anticipated in the aftermath of the search warrant.
Two Rhinelander residents connected with a drug bust earlier this year have been arrested again, on similar charges.
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, along with members of the Rhinelander Police Department, the Northcentral Drug Enforcement Group (NORDEG), and the Wisconsin Department of Justice continued an investigation involving the use, manufacture, and delivery of controlled substances, specifically methamphetamine.
Andrea Healy, age 47 and Richard Nitschke, 48 have been arrested following the execution of a State Search Warrant in Rhinelander, which netted suspected methamphetamine and its waste.
Healy and Nitschke live together and will appear in court Monday afternoon, May 18.