A Wisconsin man who has been arrested on drug trafficking charges along with his girlfriend has admitted to mixing his deceased mother’s ashes into marijuana and ‘ingesting’ the concoction.
Austin Schroeder, 26, and Kaitlin Geiger, 21, were arrested in their Menomonee apartment on January 10 on counts of manufacturing, possession and distribution of THC and other controlled substances, as well as maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Investigators said they received a tip about Schroeder and his girlfriend selling drugs out of their apartment.
According to a criminal complaint, twice last week, investigators sent an informant to the apartment.
They said the informant was able to buy marijuana.
A few days later, police returned and searched the apartment.
Investigators said they found 70 grams of marijuana, a small amount of MDMA, bongs and a drug scale.
According to the complaint, Schroeder tried to explain the “large amount of unknown powder and vegetable material located in the apartment,” saying he “mixed these substances for a variety of reasons.”
When cops questioned Schroeder about the powder, he told investigators his mother had died in 2019 and she was cremated.
Shroeder told officers ‘he took some of her ashes and mixed them with a variety of substances, some of which he ultimately ingested.’
The complaint doesn’t indicate if he mixed the cremated remains in any of the drugs he’s accused of selling.
He also never explained why he ingested the ashes or why he admitted to ingesting the remains, according to the police complaint.
The 26-year-old told detectives that he legally purchased large amounts of unknown powders and marijuana-like vegetable material, which he said he thought was a CBD flower that was legal.
He also admitted to travelling across state lines to Illinois and Michigan to buy THC-infused gummies and marijuana.
Under questioning, Geiger told police that Schroeder cooked up drugs using chemicals in a pot on the stove in their apartment, and that her friends would come over and buy drugs from him.
She also claimed that her boyfriend had purchased the gold and platinum during a 2017 trip to Germany.
The pair made their initial court appearances on Tuesday. They are due back in court on January 28.