Three Facing Felony Charges Following Drug Bust

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | by Ben Dryden |


BURNETT COUNTY -- Felony charges have been filed against 3 individuals in Burnett County Circuit Court following a drug bust.

Thomas J. Hoff, David A. Hoff, and Bobbi J. Rasmussen are all facing felony charges in Burnett County Circuit Court following a recent investigation into methamphetamine trafficking.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Burnett County Circuit Court, a Special Agent with the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigations worked with investigators from the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department and the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office and conducted controlled buys of methamphetamine from Thomas J. Hoff at Hoff’s residence on Mourning Dove Lane in Burnett County. During the course of the investigation it was determined that David Hoff was also living at the same residence, and Bobbi J. Rasmussen was staying there.

Thomas J. Hoff


David A. Hoff


Bobbi J. Rasmussen


The criminal complaint states that at least four controlled buys of methamphetamine were conducted throughout May 2018 and June 2018, resulting in the seizure of nearly 20 grams of methamphetamine.

On June 12, 2018, a search warrant was conducted at Hoff’s residence on Mourning Dove Lane. As a result of the search warrant, investigators seized nearly 5 grams of methamphetamine, over 20 grams of marijuana, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, multiple digital scales, and plastic gem bags.

During an interview with David Hoff, he stated that Thomas travels frequently between Brook Park, MN and Burnett County, according to the criminal complaint. David told law enforcement that he did not have any knowledge about what types of drugs might be in the residence on Mourning Dove Lane, however he did state that “quite a few” people stop by every week and go upstairs to see Thomas.

Investigating officers also interviewed Bobbi J. Rasmussen, who stated that she was staying with Thomas because the residence was in the country, and she was trying to “detox”. Bobbi told officers that she never received methamphetamine while at Thomas’ residence, but she admitted to using methamphetamine as recently as early June 2018. The criminal complaint states that a urine screen was conducted with Bobbi, with a result positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine, and benzodiazepines.

No details were included in the criminal complaint as to any interviews with Thomas Hoff.

Thomas is charged with 2 counts of Class F Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine (3 grams or less), 2 counts of Class E Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine (more than 3 grams, but less than 10 grams), Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place (Party to a Crime), Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Online circuit court records show that David is facing charges of Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place (Party to a Crime), Class I Felony POssession of Methamphetamine, and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia.

A charge of Class H Felony Bail Jumping - Felony has been filed against Bobbi J. Rasmussen stemming from this investigation, according to online circuit court records.

All three individuals appeared for bail bond hearings in Burnett County Circuit Court on June 13, 2018. Thomas was placed on a $5,000 cash bail bond which was posted a few days later. The Court placed David on a $1,000 signature bail bond.

Thomas and David both made an initial appearances on their charges on July 23 and are not scheduled to appear again until November 2018.

Bobbi J. Rasmussen was placed on a $500 cash bail bond by the Court at her bail hearing on June 13, 2018. Bobbi also has pending criminal charges in Chippewa County Circuit Court, Polk County Circuit Court and Washburn County Circuit Court, with active warrants for her arrest in both Chippewa County and Washburn County.

Bobbi J. Rasmussen failed to make her initial appearance on these new Burnett County charges on July 23 and a warrant for her arrest was issued.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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