Undercover Heroin Bust Leads to Arrests of Familiar Faces

Sussex woman part of trio busted by the Waukesha Police Department for selling heroin to an undercover police officer and informant on several occasions.

A Sussex woman and two men are facing multiple felony charges after they allegedly sold heroin to undercover Waukesha police officers on several occasions since June.

Ada Lala, 23, of Sussex, Tony Malkiewicz, 27, of Colagate, and Robert L. Orrey, 42, of Milwaukee, were charged in Tuesday with 13 different drug related charges. If convicted, Lala faces up to 56 years in prison, Malkiewicz faces up to 29 years in prison and Orrey faces up to 47 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint:

On June 27, a police informant and undercover Waukesha police officer set up a deal with Orrey and Lala at an area residence. When the officers arrived at the residence, they gave the couple money so they could go into Milwaukee and purchase 10 bindles of heroin.

Lala said the informant and officer would get eight of the bindles and they also needed to hand over $10 for gas money.

"This time Lala and Orrey met the undercover officer in the parking lot of the Waukesha County Jail..."

Lala and Orrey left for Milwaukee and came back later with the drugs. Orrey told the officer to pick eight bindles, which he did, and then Lala and her sister immediately took the other two into the bathroom.

Lala asked the officer to trade bindles, but he refused, saying she charged him for gas. When she said she would only sell him four bindles, he said he would go find another source for heroin.

On July 3, the officer set up another buy with the couple, where they agreed to take $200 into Milwaukee and buy heroin. This time Lala and Orrey met the undercover officer in the parking lot of the Waukesha County Jail, and after getting the money, they met back at the residence where they delivered 16 bindles of heroin.

On July 31, a third deal was set up where the officer met Malkiewicz and Lala in the parking lot of a Waukesha business. The officer gave them $100, the couple then took the money into Milwaukee and came back later with 10 bindles of heroin.

"And this isn't the first time Lala and Orrey have been on Sussex Patch..."

Another deal took place on Aug. 8 when the officer met up with the dealers, and all three were in a car in the parking lot of a Waukesha gas station. They again got $200 worth of heroin for the officer.

A final deal was set up Aug. 14, where Malkiewicz was supposed to buy $400 worth of heroin for the officer, but he never came back with the drugs. He was later found at his residence in Colgate with Lala and the two were arrested.

And this isn't the first time Lala and Orrey have been on Sussex Patch. , Lala allegedly Orrey him smuggle her some heroin and a heroin kit while she was staying in the Waukesha County Mental Health Facility. Orrey was also  valued at $700 in January.

Malkiewicz and Lala are currently being held in jail on $10,000 bail while awaiting trial. 

Andy Ambrosius (Editor) August 15, 2012 at 03:31 AM
I honestly don't get it either. There must be something we just can't grasp. I wish I knew.
Realist August 15, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Times are tough when drug dealers have fuel surcharges.
Andy Ambrosius (Editor) August 15, 2012 at 03:46 AM
I just inappropriately laughed out loud. Thanks for that.
Johnny Paycheck August 15, 2012 at 04:03 AM
They're not drug dealers trying to get rich by pushing drugs on the rest of the world. They're desperate junkies trying to feed their addiction. They will end up doing like 3 years, not 56. We can't afford to lock up every dirt-bag for the rest of their lives. These three "could" learn a lesson from this and eventually become contributing members of society again but no doubt they certainly need a wake up call here... They will probably get sentenced to like 5 years and the two younger ones will qualify for challenge incarceration, go through boot camp and be out in 2 1/2 to 3 years.
Sarah Millard (Editor) August 15, 2012 at 04:04 AM
There are many reasons for that - it can protect the identity of the confidential informant for awhile while police are still conducting large drug investigations. The district attorney's office is the one that has to issue the charges - not police - and sometimes it can take months for that to happen. It depends on every situation.
Sarah Millard (Editor) August 15, 2012 at 04:06 AM
What's interesting is that they would have been allegedly dealing the drugs before their arrest in Sussex - then they were placed on bail - and then additional drug deals were allegedly made.
the 'sha guy August 15, 2012 at 03:47 PM
In china they kill them.
Can't Say / Won't tell August 15, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Every person involved with that drug bust, will hopefully be getting exactly what they deserve! As a concerned citizen, and someone who knows them all very well, they were not just injecting! They were dealing throughout Waukesha and other surrounding counties! I am very sure the CI had their own reasons to do what they did! And Hats off to them for doing so! Our streets will now be safer from them and the dirty drugs they were pushing! Good luck to you all and GOD BLESS!!!
sara August 16, 2012 at 07:24 PM
yeah I went to school with Ada since i was in elementry school and i was good freinds with her... Now shes a juncky.. I hope she sits in prison for the rest of her life. She probly infested all the young kids in waukesha with heroin.. her little sister that is probly only 19 years old is sitting in jail in waukesha right now for doing heroin.. which was probly influinced to her from Ada. She should go back to he country she came here from.
Bitter Clinger August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM
These "harmless perps" do all kinds of crimes to feed their habit. Theft, burglary, etc. I consider that a threat to me and the rest of society. Lock 'em up.
Sarah August 17, 2012 at 12:17 AM
I know Ada made a mistake, but anybody that knows the true Ada knows what a nice and respectful person she was so whoever thinks differently just because she got addicted to a very hard drug to get off of is wrong. And you prob haven't even talked to her in awhile. I doubt she will be spending the rest of her life in jail.
mike f August 17, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I am always shocked when I hear about hard drugs in Waukesha, it must be more prevalent than I can imagine.
Betonivard August 18, 2012 at 04:48 PM
I knew Ada, we weren't the best of friends or anything but we knew each other and she was always polite, sweet, and respectful. How judgmental and rude of you "Sara" for saying she should go back to where she came from. Your prejudicial, ignorant, and judgmental mentality is almost as historic as the stone age. Ada has fallen through some hard times and on a drug that is one of the hardests to get out from under. I hope she learns a lesson from this and becomes the beautiful intelligent girl she once was because right now she's not herself... She's an addict. Only a figment and shell of the person she use to be.
@-;-'---- Rose August 19, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Anyone who has lost a kid to drugs would challenge that "harmless perps" title. Carrol O'Connor always said, "Get between your kids and drugs ANY WAY YOU CAN!"
Chelsea August 20, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I agree, Ada as well as the others, are of no threat to me personally but driving under the influence of anything is. Aside from some prison time, I think that they all need hardcore rehab, lisences taken away and when released, to remove themselves from the state of Wisconsin. It is difficult maintaining a drug-free life when all the people (they are by no means friends) who support your decision to do drugs, are just around the corner. These people need to be punished for their actions but they also need a second chance. Hard drugs, especially heroin, control not only the body but the mind and I have no right to judge an addiction I don't fully understand or judge the reasons the person tried such a terrible thing in the first place.
none of your business August 24, 2012 at 12:15 AM
other prisons around the country have programs that not only leave u sitting behind bars, but give you the tools to be a successful person on the outside. Counseling, rehab, GED's... jails that provide people with addictions and/or mental problems help are what is needed. Anyone who does not have an addiction cannot judge. These people are not murderers, rapists, serial killers, molesters; they did not shove a gun in an innocent person's face demanding all of their belongings. Also, they are not the real source of the problem. Who they were getting large amounts of heroin is the real bust. These kids were getting petty amounts; what about the person who was supplying them? Im sure thats a much bigger fish to catch. Instead of talking crap and judging, these individuals need help.
@-;-'---- Rose August 24, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Why are you allowing all this filth on Patch? I'll be unsubscribing if you don't start editing before it gets to MY computer's email!!!
Just saying August 30, 2012 at 12:46 AM
I could not agree more. One of the three introduced Herion to my son and he died as a result of it therefore an earlier comment saying they aren't pushing drugs on the rest of the world is a false statement. They are and I hope they don't see the light of day for a very very long time.
Respectful of others September 05, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Love James Russels!! And I do agree with just saying.. We need to get the drugs off the street anyway we can.
Nicole Orrey September 09, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Robert Orrey is my dad, and I has no idea what was going on until my aunt showed me the story. This upsets me because you hear about it all the time but never imagine your own father being that guy.
Nicole Orrey September 09, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Don't you dare say you know them "ALL" very well. You dont know Robert Orrey(MY father) well enough to sit there say that. You can't say he was "injecting" . You may know the others well but you don't know my dad
Just saying September 14, 2012 at 02:30 AM
I'm very sorry for the pain you're feeling after finding out the things your father did and I mean that sincerely however, after losing my one and only child to that horrible drug I have no sympathy what so ever for the people who are poisoning our loved ones. You will still be able to have contact with your father should you decide to do so no matter what the courts decide. I on the other hand will never be able to hold or hug my boy again.
Sarah Millard (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Rose, I just now saw this comment and was alerted to the inappropriate comments on this article. It's not to be tolerated. Unfortunately, the comments were not flagged as inappropriate to me. If you ever have concerns about comments that should be deleted, please contact me at Sarah.Millard@patch.com
C. Lipton September 14, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Just Saying... Your son made a choice to do the drugs, these people didn't seek him out or force anything on him. I'm terribly sorry for the loss and 'Im sure one day you will learn that blaming others isnt going to get you anywhere. I'm sure your son was a nice person who had a horrible illness (addiction). Instead of saying you have no sympathy maybe try to help these people so they can learn from others mistakes and not end up like your son. You could be saving their families from the same heartache I'm sure you live with everyday. Good Luck.
Nicole Orrey September 14, 2012 at 06:48 PM
C. Lipton does have a point, no one forces drugs on people who become addicted to it. They just supply it. And yes my dad was in the wrong to sell the drugs but at the same time the people seeking the drug dealers are in the wrong too. I just hope that as my sits in jail which is what he deserves he realizes and learns this is not the way to live and I sure hope he decides to change his life around. As to just saying- My uncle almost was taken from us due to drugs but like he told us there is no one we can blame. Not the drug dealers providing the supply. Not our selves. Just him. He is the one who choose to do the drug and choose to continue doing them. So blaming someone else isn't going to help you heal, you will continue hurting.
Just saying September 15, 2012 at 03:43 AM
C. Lipton, You're correct the dealer didn't seek out my son, nor did he seek them. As I stated in my post on 8/29 he was introduced to a herion dealer by his cousin who is one of the 3 arrested in this bust and although my son had no interest in doing such a dangerous drug he always had very low self esteem and always caved in to peer pressure. Some of these dealers can be very intimadating and threatening especially to a person who desperately wants to fit in. As far as not having any sympathy well I stand by that comment for a number of reasons. First of all any addict knows how much their lives have been changed by doing this drug so why on Gods earth would they want to introduce it to and or ruin someone else life, secondly this cousin has been in and out of jail / prison for drugs and theft for the past 7 years as a matter of fact was just released in May and started right back up in June according to the article. As far as your comment stating that maybe I should try and help so they learn from others mistakes is truly off the mark as one would think that knowing your cousin died from this should have served as a lesson and or wakeup call in its self. The only way I can help make sure another family does not go through the heartache I live with is to make sure that they stay locked up and off our streets.
Just saying September 15, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Nicole, Please read my comment to C. Lipton. Sometimes there are circumstances where we can put the initial blame on others. To put this into a different perspective lets say an adult purchases alcohol for underage high school kids and those kids get drunk then get behind the wheel of a car and kill either themselves or another innocent person / family while driving do you really feel the person who provided the alcohol to these kids are not partially blame?
An innocent victim September 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Robert Orrey is a convicted sex offender, theif and now drug dealer. He belongs locked away for life. What happenned to "three strikes and you're out"? Just because he hasn't hit the "big time" doesn't mean he won't. Some people are naive and think that he is harmless, when he is poison. He ruins everything he touches, and all of you that say Ada was polite and respectful, was this before she met Robert? My guess would be yes. Let that scum rot there for the rest of his sorry worthless miserable life.
Amy February 20, 2013 at 07:05 PM
And to all of you that thought Ada Lala was going to sit the rest of her life in prison, you are all pathetic and definitely wrong. Because she will be back out in 7months, so sorry to all you nosey ass people but she def. wont be going to prison anytime soon!!
tony March 19, 2014 at 06:13 PM
It's a sad story for all the people and the families involved. What's important is for the individuals to get the help they need. As for blaming cousins for other cousins deaths is absurd. To say that they deserve to be locked up forever is more like a revenge seeking thrill "Just Saying". Hopefully everyone learns from these unfortunate circumstances and people stop living this "I blame someone else for their problems and move on with their lives".


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