Police arrest 3, seize $48K worth of heroin

Group allegedly used bus transit system, vehicle to transport drugs through area

Janesville police estimate that they seized more than 1,200 individual doses of heroin worth more than $48,000 during three drug arrests last week, according to a release.

An investigation into the distribution of heroin around the Janesville area led police to a group of people who were believed to be using a vehicle and the bus transit system from Chicago to transport their contraband through the area, officials said.

Police located and stopped the vehicle Thursday, which resulted in two people being taken into custody with drugs and drug paraphernalia on them, according to the release.

The third person allegedly involved in the transport of drugs was found on a bus and taken into custody without incident, police said.

During the three arrests police seized 321.5 grams of heroin, 4.9 grams of marijuana, 1 gram of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, according to the release.

Milton E. Warrant, 41, of Chicago, was arrested on tentative charges of felony party to a crime of possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession of THC and felony contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Ty C. Takaoka, 34, of Madison, was arrested on tentative charges of felony part to a crime of possession with intent to deliver heroin and possession of THC. Lavon J. Johnson, 17, of Sun Prairie, was arrested on a tentative felony charge of possession with intent to deliver heroin.

Janesville Police Department officials said they have investigated 29 heroin overdoses with five fatalities this year.