JANESVILLE—A 32-year-old rural Janesville woman accused in a recent meth lab case told investigators she’s been using meth with her brother since she was 8, but she denied manufacturing the drug at her home.
Brittany G. Bobzien, 32, of 6809 W. County A, now faces five meth-related charges, according to a criminal complaint filed in Rock County Court
A Rock County sheriff’s deputy on Thursday spoke with Bobzien, who said she had been using meth with her brother, Keith J. Rose, 37, since she was 8 years old, according to the complaint.
Law enforcement Feb. 10 raided the County A home where Bobzien lived with Rose and found meth precursors and waste, according to the complaint. Informants told police Bobzien made one-pot meth cooks and sold the drug around the county.
Bobzien faces the same five charges as Rose: party to manufacturing and possessing meth, possession of waste and drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug trafficking place.
Bobzien told the deputy she bought Sudafed and camping fuel for her brother, knowing he would use it to make meth, according to the complaint. Rose’s attorney said in court last week Bobzien was the main manufacturer.
Bobzien denied ever making meth, according to the complaint.
While living in the home’s basement, Bobzien said she smelled chemicals but thought it was from Rose “cleaning his tools,” according to the complaint. She also reported seeing liquid in glass jars with white powdery stuff.
Bobzien told the deputy the meth in her house was stored in a plastic container or in paper bindles, according to the complaint.
She admitted allowing her friends to get high with her meth, according to the complaint. She said her meth was powdery, which was a sign it was homemade.
After hearing the news of the search warrant executed on her home, she searched the internet for information about how to make meth, the complaint states. She also said she learned batteries were involved in making the drug from watching her brother.
Bobzien appeared in court Monday for an adjourned initial appearance where she signed a $10,100 cash bond. As part of the bond, she is not allowed to contact Rose, who also appeared in court Monday for a preliminary hearing.