A Ripon man living across the street from Barlow Park Elementary School was among those swept up in a massive heroin bust last week in Fond du Lac County.

   Robert P. Olson Jr., 1209 Metomen St., has been charged with manufacture/deliver heroin (less than 3 grams).

   If convicted of this Class F felony, he could face a maximum penalty of 12 1/2 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

   Olson remains in Fond du Lac County Jail, where he is being held on a $10,000 signature bond.

   He allegedly is just one facet in a much larger operation.

   So far, 10 people have been charged (nine of whom are in custody) in an investigation that began with a traffic stop last August on Highway 41. An 11th person is in custody on an unrelated matter and has not yet been charged as well.

   That led to a multi-agency effort that included not only the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department and the Lake Winnebago MEG unit but also the state Department of Criminal Investigation.

Read the full story, including additional connections between this case and Ripon, in the March 9, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.