The “largest cocaine distribution operation in Washington County in decades” has ended with the arrest of a Germantown man, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested Jeremy Erdman, 38, on Nov. 12, after nearly a 20-month investigation. 

Erdman had in his possession 8.3 pounds of powder cocaine, 128 grams of crack cocaine, and 384 grams of marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office.

He was charged Nov. 14 in Washington County Circuit Court with possession and intent to sell cocaine and THC and maintaining a drug trafficking place, all felonies.

Police executed multiple search warrants in Germantown, including at Erdman’s condominium, a safe deposit box at two local banks and a storage unit. Local law enforcement found assets in excess of $300,000 — including cash, bank accounts, gold, silver and a vehicle, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Law enforcement believe Erdman was selling the drugs in Germantown and Menomonee Falls. 

In 2003, Erdman was convicted of possession and intent to sell cocaine — for which he spent time in jail — when he was living in Iron Mountain, Wisconsin, court records show. 

He is free on a $50,000 cash bond and is scheduled to be in court for a hearing on Nov. 20.

Evan Casey can be reached at  414-403-4391 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @ecaseymedia

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