Racine sheriff's deputies arrest couple accused of selling meth

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Racine County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) deputies arrested a man and a woman Sunday, Dec. 19, after discovering methamphetamine and crack cocaine in their hotel room.

Authorities say deputies conducted a crime prevention patrol at the Quality Inn on Sylvania Avenue in Sturtevant just before 5 p.m.

While driving through the parking lot, a deputy observed a man, later identified as 49-year-old Paul Braun, sitting in a vehicle with the driver's door open, making "suspicious movements." Braun told deputies he was trying to start his vehicle.

Officials say a K-9 deputy conducted an open-air sniff and alerted to the vehicle, prompting deputies to conduct a search. During the search,  deputies located methamphetamine and crack cocaine in a baggie.

Deputies learned Braun had been renting a room at the hotel with his girlfriend, 40-year-old Sara Domogalla. 

A search of their shared room yielded more methamphetamine, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. 

A total of 33.6 grams of methamphetamine and 2.1 grams of crack cocaine were located between the vehicle and hotel room.

Braun and Domogalla were transported to the Racine County Jail and held on the following charges:

Paul Braun:

  • Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver as a Repeat Drug Offender
  • Possession of Cocaine as a Repeat Drug Offender
  • Felony Bail Jumping (Six Counts)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Braun is being held on a cash bail of $276,100 and a probation and parole hold.  Braun also has multiple open felony cases in Burnett County and St. Croix County.

Sara Domogalla:

  • Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver as a Repeat Drug Offender
  • Possession of Cocaine as a Repeat Drug Offender
  • Felony Bail Jumping (Four Counts)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Domogalla is being held on a cash bail of $40,1000.

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