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UPDATE: Police say couple used 12-year-old to deliver heroin

Jamie L. Jacobson, 32 Jamie L. Jacobson, 32
Jennifer L. Jacobson, 27 Jennifer L. Jacobson, 27

JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- A Janesville couple is accused of running a drug house and police say a child was used to carry out some of the deals.

Police say they executed a search warrant at 422 Milton Avenue Tuesday night and 32-year-old Jamie Jacobson and his wife, 27-year-old Jennifer Jacobson were arrested.

"During that investigation, officers determined that the resident there, Jamie Jacobson, had used a 12-year-old child to facilitate one or more of his drug transactions," Janesville Police Lt. Keith Lawver says.

The Jacobsons face multiple drug charges and remained in jail Wednesday evening. Lawver says police found marijuana, heroin, prescription pills and other drug paraphernalia inside the home.

Neighbors didn't want to go on camera but weren't surprised by the bust. They say cars came in and out of that house all the time and the 400 block of Milton Ave. has been increasing in crime.

One neighbor tells 27 news the couple has two kids.

Police won't release any information about the 12-year-old involved. "We're not going to identify the child. We see the child as a victim in this instance," Lawver says. He adds that the minor has been taken into custody by Child Protective Services.

Jamie and Jennifer Jacobson are expected to appear in court Thursday.  



JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- A Janesville couple is arrested for running a drug operation, and police say a 12-year-old was used to deliver the drugs.

Around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, the Janesville Police Department Street Crimes Unit searched the home of Jamie L. Jacobson and his wife, Jennifer L. Jacobson. Inside the home, at 422 Milton Avenue in Janesville, officers found heroin, THC, prescription medication and drug paraphernalia. 

Investigators say the husband was also using the child to help deliver the heroin. Police are not revealing if it was the Jacobsons' child because they do not want to identify the 12-year-old. Neighbors tell us the couple has two children. 
The Jacobsons are being held in the Rock County Jail pending an initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
Danielle Lama is covering this story and will have live reports from Janesville in 27 News at 5 and 6. 

Jamie Jacobson, 32, faces these charges:
Possession with intent to deliver heroin
Delivery of heroin / party to a crime 
Use of a child to distribute drugs
Maintain a drug house (2 counts) 
Possession of THC
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Possession of prescription drugs without valid prescription (2 counts)
Probation violation 

Jennifer L. Jacobson, 27, faces these charges:
Maintain a drug house
Possession of THC
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Possession of prescription drugs without a valid prescription (2 counts) 
Possession with intent to deliver schedule IV drug
Delivery of schedule IV drug


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