SAWYER COUNTY -- Authorities in Sawyer County discovered 31.8 grams of methamphetamine and 7.89 grams of heroin in a vehicle parked in the Sevenwinds Casino parking lot after arresting a person on a warrant, according to a press release from the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office.

Press Release

On January 08, 2022 at 8:00 p.m., Sawyer County Deputies assisted by the LCO Tribal Police Department, the City of Hayward Police Department and the United States Forest Service arrested Quill Running Buffalo Hawk, 40, of Green Bay at the Sevenwinds Casino in the Town of Hayward.

Hawk was initially taken into custody on a warrant through the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

During the course of the investigation, deputies located four large bundles of US currency of various denominations on Hawk’s person in excess of $4,000.

Hawk’s vehicle was located in the casino parking lot where US Forest Service Agent Seehase and his K9 partner Axel conducted a sniff of the vehicle. K9 Axel alerted to the presence of drugs and a search of the vehicle was conducted. Deputies located 31.8 grams of methamphetamine, 7.89 grams of heroin, drug packaging materials, and drug paraphernalia.

Hawk was additionally arrested for Possession with intent to Deliver Schedule I & II Narcotics > 3 < 10 grams, Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine >10<50 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Hawk is currently being held in the Sawyer County Jail on a $7,500 cash bond. His initial appearance is scheduled for January 18, 2022.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 - Per Sheriff Douglas Mrotek

Last Update: Jan 11, 2022 5:43 pm CST

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