Two Antigo residents face numerous charges, including drug possession and child neglect, in the wake of a search of their home late last week.
Christine E. Pelky, 30, and James M. Pelky, 32, are each charged with possession of methamphetamine, second offense possession of THC, possession of an illegally obtained prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of neglecting a child.
Christine Pelky also faces two counts of felony bail jumping. All charges against both defendants feature repeat offender enhancements.
The two made initial appearances separately via Zoom from the jail. Both were ordered to $5,000 cash bonds with conditions that they not use or possess controlled substances illegally and cooperate with the Department of Health and Social Services.
Christine Pelky had been free on cash bonds in two cases, a $500 cash bond for possessions of meth and drug paraphernalia on Aug. 2, 2019, and a $700 signature bond for felony bail jumping, obstructing an officer and operating while revoked on May 4, 2020. She was convicted of possession of meth and possession of narcotic drugs in two separate cases in October 2018.
James Pelky was convicted of possession with intent to deliver THC and felony bail jumping in August 2018.
The criminal complaints assert that on Jan. 7 an officer responded to the Pelkys’ residence based on suspicious information heard on a monitored inmate phone call from the county jail. He was aware the both individuals are on supervision through the Department of Corrections for drug-related convictions.
Christine Pelky was holding an infant when the officer arrived. A search of a bedroom located numerous items of evidentiary value. On a black storage cart, a clear gem bag containing a small amount of a white crystal substance that tested positive for the presence of meth and a prescription container labeled as Paroxetine but which actually held 47 capsules identified as Gabepentin.
On the floor behind a chair, the officer found a bag containing six hypodermic needles, one of which had a white crystal substance on the plunger and a THC oil cartridge with a small quantity of a brown viscous oil. Both of those substances yielded inconclusive field test results.
In the living room the officer discovered additional items of contraband, including THC oil, purported marijuana and glass pipes. The officer noted that a second child also resided at the residence, and the contraband was easily accessible to a child.
Both defendants are scheduled for adjourned initial court appearances Jan. 25.