Police: Son of burglary suspect tries to smuggle drugs into courtroom

2011-06-18T23:30:00Z 2011-12-15T10:33:32Z Police: Son of burglary suspect tries to smuggle drugs into courtroomBy MARK GUNDERMAN| mark.gunderman@lee.net Chippewa Herald

Perhaps it was meant to be a Father’s Day present. At any rate, a local jail inmate is likely to receive a new criminal complaint instead of the marijuana he allegedly asked for. His son is expected to get one too.

Chippewa Falls police say charges are pending against Kurt W. Meyer, 39, and his son Dylan E. Henderson, 18, after the two allegedly conspired to smuggle marijuana into a Chippewa County courtroom during Meyer’s preliminary hearing Thursday. That someone would try such a thing may seem to be a little hard to swallow, but certainly not any harder than what Henderson reportedly did with the evidence.

Local residents have heard Kurt Meyer’s name before. He’s the man accused of stealing the entire Christmas weekend church collection, including money meant for orphans in Peru, from St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls last December. He was able to get the charges thrown out of court on a technicality last week, but the charges were quickly re-filed and a preliminary hearing was set for this past Thursday.

Chippewa Falls Police Department Detective Dave Johnson, who investigated the church burglary case, learned that Meyer had some special plans set for Meyer’s preliminary hearing. Meyer, who is incarcerated in the Eau Claire County Jail on other matters, had solicited his son, Henderson, to deliver marijuana to him at the hearing in Judge Steve Cray’s court.

Police did not say how Johnson came upon this information, but let’s just say jail phone conversations are monitored.

Johnson went to the hearing, since he had been called to testify, but he also brought a patrol officer with him, and courthouse security was present. Meyer was bound over for trial as a result of the hearing, but otherwise nothing else happened. No drugs were seized nor was there any attempt to pass any.

However, according to police records, a monitored phone conversation after the hearing revealed that Henderson brought marijuana into the courthouse in his mouth but swallowed it when he noticed courthouse security was waiting for him.

Police say charges are being pursued against Meyer for solicitation of delivery of marijuana and against Henderson for attempted delivery.

Henderson has no previous criminal record.

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(7) Comments

  1. weasle
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    weasle - June 25, 2011 10:36 am
    There is an old saying that fits these two: "plant a potatoe, you get a potatoe".
  2. NikkiNikkiNikki
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    NikkiNikkiNikki - June 22, 2011 5:08 pm
    First of all, the son has NOT been charged with any crime and has no criminal record. Second of all, his father NEVER should have asked his son to put himself in a situation like that (if he really even did!) People are very quick to judge without knowing all of the facts. Don't believe everything you read in the newspaper.
  3. gamparick
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    gamparick - June 21, 2011 2:29 pm
    I think there was a movie named after these two; "Dumb and Dumber"! Genetics do play a role in being an idiot.
  4. gamparick
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    gamparick - June 21, 2011 2:25 pm
    I think there was a movie named after these two; "Dumb and Dumber".
  5. Merlin
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    Merlin - June 21, 2011 2:25 pm
    It shows what bad parenting is, not the need for the death penalty.

    With that kind of logic, you might as well just castrate the people you don't want to procreate before they get old enough to do so because you sound like you are qualified to make that decision - While you are at it, why don't you just buy a bunch of land and create your own utopian country - you can call it the USD - United "State" of Delusional.
  6. ECresident
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    ECresident - June 20, 2011 2:59 pm
    Give me a break Marmeg, all it shows is the son doesnt have anymore brains that his Father! The death penalty is not meant for this type of criminal! They didnt murder anyone, thats what constitutes a death penalty.
  7. marmeg31105
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    marmeg31105 - June 19, 2011 9:03 pm
    These are the people that "the death penalty" were ment for. Absolutly no chance of helping make the world a better place. Your either a negative or positive on this earth. What are you?
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