STONE LAKE, Wis - Two people have been arrested following a search warrant at a Stone Lake, WI residence which resulted in 55 grams of meth being seized, according to a press release from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office.

Press Release

On May 21, 2020 the Washburn County, Sawyer County, and Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation, Narcotic Unit’s served a search warrant at W1200 HWY 70 Stone Lake, WI.

During the search, officers located a large quantity of methamphetamine totaling 55 grams. The owner of the house John Phalen, age 67 was taken into custody along with Traci Cooke, age 49.

Mr. Phalen and Mrs. Cooke were booked into the Washburn County Jail on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Meth, Manufacture/Deliver Meth, Possession of Marijuana (THC), Possession of Schedule II Narcotics and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Mr Phalen received a cash bond of $25,000 and Cook $2,500.

The street value of methamphetamine is estimated at $5,700. A large amount of cash, marijuana, firearm, and illegal pills were also seized during the search.

This case remains under investigation by the Washburn County, Sawyer County, and Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation Narcotic’s Units.


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