Madison WI Jan 6 2017 A Madison man is accused of being a heroin dealer after a casino employee saw him drop drugs, police said.
Madison police said a Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison employee found a plastic bag early Wednesday that contained what appeared to be drugs.
The bag was found on the floor near the facility's front doors, and a security officer turned it over to Madison police. Inside the bag was a golf-ball-sized amount of a cream-colored, powdery material which was individually packaged in several dozen pea-sized amounts. The officer suspected heroin, which testing later confirmed.
Ho-Chunk security showed the officer surveillance video that captured a soon-to-be gambler adjusting the legs of his sweatpants shortly after arriving at the casino on Evan Acres Road. As the man adjusted his pants, the bag of narcotics dropped out.
Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said it appeared the man didn't know the drugs had dropped out, as he moved on to the gaming area. Ho-Chunk security told police the man was seated near some slot machines waiting to collect more than $1,500 in winnings.
"Ironically, that is where his luck ran out," DeSpain said.
Police arrested 32-year-old Michael P. Goodman on suspicion of possession of heroin with intent to deliver.