A school threat that led to a home being searched resulted in two Columbus men and a woman being charged with felony drug possession of more than 15 pounds of marijuana.
Eugene Bobholz, 44, and Roy Keith Whittington, 64, appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon. Whittington is charged with possession of marijuana between 2,500 and 10,000 grams and Eugene and Crystal Bobholz, 49, are charged with the same in addition to one count of maintaining a drug trafficking place.
“There was approximately $1,500 in cash found at the residence, so we would ask for bail at least equal to that,” assistant district attorney Maura Melka said during Whittington’s bond hearing. “The court may be aware of the circumstances of the pickup here: There was a terrorist threat at a local high school and the young person involved in that was found in this household.”
When Columbus police officers searched the North Lewis Street home following 17-year-old Dakota Eisner’s arrest, officers found more than 15 pounds of marijuana in different containers throughout the home.
When an officer explained that police were prepared to arrest Whittington along with Crystal and Eugene Bobholz, Whittington asked to speak with one of the officers. Whittington reportedly explained that he had been living in the home since November, that he had grown the marijuana in southern Illinois and moved back to Wisconsin for the winter.
The marijuana was found in glass jars and plastic baggies, with officers also finding a digital scale and vacuum sealer, and $1,510 in cash in Whittington’s room.
“He is a man born in 1954 and today this is the first time that Mr. Whittington has been involved in the criminal justice system as he has