Brown County Drug Task Force agents seized up to $10,000 worth of heroin this week in the area's biggest heroin bust so far this year.
William Ruiz, 42, of Green Bay, was charged Tuesday with three heroin-related felonies after he allegedly sold the drug to an undercover informant on three occasions this month. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years imprisonment and a $100,000 fine.
Ruiz is accused of selling 0.60 grams of heroin to an informant on Feb. 13, 0.40 grams on Feb. 18 and 6.79 grams on Monday, according to a criminal complaint. Each of those sales occurred on Green Bay's east side.
Ruiz allegedly said he had bought heroin for the past six months from another man, who was also arrested but has not yet been charged. That man may have received the heroin from Chicago and agents found almost 10 grams of heroin - and more than 5 grams of marijuana - at that other man's residence in the 800 block of Badger Street on Green Bay's west side, according to an affidavit.
Lt. David Poteat of the county's drug task force said a gram of heroin, depending on how its packaged, can be sold on the street for $300 to $600.