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Three Oneida County Men Arrested in Heroin Bust

24 Dec News

Late last week, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of three Woodruff individuals.

The arrests, made last Wednesday, were part of an ongoing investigation with members of the Northcentral Drug Enforcement Group. They involved the use and delivery of controlled substances, specifically heroin.

Events surrounding this investigation led to the arrest of three individuals: Joseph D. Potvine (25), Joseph D. Lynch (26) and Korwin D. Rice (26). According to court records, Potvine was charged with felonies for manufacturing/delivery of heroin and possession of THC, plus a misdemeanor for possession of drug paraphernalia. Lynch was charged with manufacturing/delivery of heroin. Rice was charged with Possession of Narcotics.

All three of the men will have court appearances on January 3.

These arrests are part of an ongoing controlled substance investigation by the NORDEG Task Force. Participating agencies in this investigation included the Oneida and Vilas County Sheriff’s Offices, the Rhinelander and Woodruff Police Departments and the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office.