WASHBURN COUNTY -- All charges that were filed against 4 individuals following a drug bust in the City of Spooner on September 30, 2017, have now been dismissed.

DrydenWire.com reported on October 24, 2017, that the Spooner Police Department had conducted a search warrant at a residence in the City of Spooner, resulting in charges being filed against Jonathan Bryan, Sheriea Bryan, Kristine Powers, and Kalob Stewart. The criminal complaint filed against Sheriea Bryan stated that the search warrants were executed on the residence after investigators compiled much information about suspected drug activity dating back as far as October 2016.

Just days before the execution of the search warrant, investigators search trash bins for the residence and discovered drug paraphernalia in the trash. According to the criminal complaint filed against Sheriea, during the execution of the search warrant, officers located over a dozen items of drug paraphernalia containing drug residue inside the duplex including glass smoking pipes, gem bags, straw segments, and a scale.

Online circuit court records show that on December 13, 2017, one of the defendants, Kalob Stewart appeared in Washburn County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing on his charges stemming from the incident on September 30, 2017.

Kalob Stewart


The Court heard testimony from a Spooner Police Officer and after Stewart’s defense attorney made a motion to dismiss the case, the Court granted the motion to dismiss the case. Stewart had been charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Marijuana, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Sheriea Bryan


According to online circuit court records the case against Sheriea Bryan, charging her with Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia was dismissed on January 3, 2018.

Kristine Powers


An order for dismissal was filed in Kristine Powers case on January 4, 2018, dismissing her charges of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 2 counts of Misdemeanor Bail Jumping. Kristine is still facing charges of Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct in a separate case filed in Washburn County Circuit Court, from an August 2017 incident. DrydenWire.com does not have any details on that case at this time.

Jonathan Bryan


Jonathan Bryan’s charges from the September 30, 2017, incident were dismissed on January 9, 2018. Bryan was facing charges of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, 2 counts of Felony Bail Jumping, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

DrydenWire.com reached out to Washburn County District Attorney Winton as to why these charges were dismissed but she declined our request for comment.



Jonathan Bryan still has pending charges in one Washburn County Circuit Court for Class F Felony, Possess Firearm-Convicted of a Felony, Class H Felony Possess Firearm Silencer, Class I Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. This case is set for a Jury Trial in March 2018. Jonathan also is charged in Washburn County with 2 counts of Class H Felony Bail Jumping, 1 count of Misdemeanor Bail Jumping and Misdemeanor Operating Without a Valid Driver’s LIcense (2nd w/in 3 years). That case is set for review at the time of the Jury Trial on his other charges.

In Burnett County Circuit Court charges of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine are filed against Jonathan from an incident occurring in January of 2017. According to online circuit court records, that case is going to be consolidated with the remaining criminal charges in Washburn County, and the case will be disposed of there. Additionally, Jonathan is facing charges of Misdemeanor Theft in Eau Claire County Circuit Court with a hearing scheduled in that matter in February 2018. Details of that case are not known to DrydenWire.com at this time.



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4 Charged After Police Locate Drug House in Spooner

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | DrydenWire

WASHBURN COUNTY -- On September 30, 2017, a drug house was located in Spooner ,WI after the Spooner Police Department, the Washburn County Special Response Team (SRT) and the State Patrol executed two search warrants simultaneously at a duplex located in the City of Spooner, WI at 119 N Summit St. and 301 Vine St.

Felony charges have been filed in Washburn County Circuit Court against four individuals who were located at the duplex during the execution of the two search warrants. Those people were identified as Sheriea Bryan, Jonathan Bryan, Kristine Powers, and Kalob Stewart.

The search warrants were obtained by officers after a compilation of much information collected over a time period from October of 2016 until the date of the search warrants. According to a criminal complaint filed against Sheriea Bryan, officers of the Spooner Police Department had personally observed individuals known to be involved with methamphetamine coming and going from the duplex.

Just days before the search warrants were executed, officers conducted searches of trash cans associated with the duplex, and located used gem bags, items of mail addressed to the individuals who were found at the duplex during the search warrants, and used hypodermic needles with an unknown brown residue on them which was consistent with controlled substances. The criminal complaint filed against Sheriea Bryan states that Spooner Police Department had reason to believe that Sheriea, Jonathan, Kalob, and Kristine were all either residing at or frequenting the duplex.

Information received by the Spooner Police Department from other law enforcement agencies as well as confidential informants indicated that Jonathan Bryan was actively involved in selling methamphetamine.

During the search warrant, the criminal complaint filed against Sheriea Bryan goes on to describe that officers who were guarding the perimeter of the property saw Jonathan Bryan attempting to escape from a second story window. Officers located over a dozen items of drug paraphernalia containing drug residue inside the duplex including glass smoking pipes, gem bags, straw segments, and a scale.

Sheriea Bryan is charged with Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place, Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Two counts of Class H Felony Bail Jumping, one count of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, and one count of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia have been filed against Jonathan Bryan, according to online circuit court records.

DrydenWire.com previously reported on an incident in which the Spooner Police Department stopped a vehicle that Jonathan Bryan was driving and the resulting investigation and search warrant led to charges being filed against Jonathan for Possess Firearm – Convicted of a Felony, a Class G Felony; Sell/Deliver/Possess Firearm Silencer, a Class H Felony; Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, a Class I Felony; Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class I Felony; Possession of THC (Marijuana), a Misdemeanor; and Possess Drug Paraphernalia, a Misdemeanor.

A third case is also filed against Jonathan Bryan in Washburn County Circuit Court charging him with two counts of Class H Felony Bail Jump, one count of Misdemeanor Bail Jump, and one count of Misdemeanor Operate Without Valid Drivers License (2nd within 3 years). The details of that case are not known to DrydenWire.com at this time.

Online circuit court records show that Kalob Stewart is facing charges of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana), and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The criminal complaint filed against Kristine Powers charges her with Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, two counts of Misdemeanor Bail Jumping, and one count of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, according to online circuit court records. A separate case is also filed against Powers in Washburn County Circuit Court charging her with Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct. The details of that case are not known to DrydenWire.com at this time.

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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Suspected Drug House Located in Spooner after Traffic Stop by Spooner Police

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | DrydenWire

SPOONER -- Charges of Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place have been filed against a Spooner man after the Spooner Police Department conducted a traffic stop which led to a search warrant of the man's residence.

Multiple Felony charges have been filed against Jonathan P. Bryan in Washburn County Circuit Court following a search warrant conducted at his residence.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Bryan, a Spooner Police Officer conducted a traffic stop for canceled registration on Bryan's vehicle on July 9, 2017. Spooner Police Department had received multiple tips regarding Bryan during the week prior to this traffic stop. Some of the tips gave the Spooner Police Department information that Bryan had possession of a handgun and was carrying the gun in his vehicle most of the time.

Due to these tips, officers conducted what is described in the complaint as a high-risk traffic stop with multiple officers on scene and officers approaching the vehicle with firearms out.

Bryan exited the vehicle when ordered and was placed under temporary detainment without incident. The passenger in Bryan's vehicle reportedly at first told officers she did not know where the firearm would be located, although she was aware that Bryan had recently come into possession of one. Ultimately she apparently did tell officers that if the gun was in the car, they would find it wrapped and concealed under the hood of the car. Officers checked and found a 9mm “Jimenez Arms” handgun with 2 magazines and 1 9mm bullet.

According to the criminal complaint, officers confirmed that Bryan had prior criminal felony convictions and had been arrested in the State of Oregon for Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and many other charges. At that time Bryan was placed under arrest for Class G Felony Possess a Firearm-Convicted of a Felony.

When officers interviewed the passenger further she told them that she had assisted Bryan with transporting drugs in her vehicle to Washburn County from Sawyer County and confirmed that they would likely find drugs in their Spooner residence. Officers then obtained a search warrant for Bryan's residence in Spooner, WI.

During the execution of the search warrant, officers located a black Firearm Silencer, 14 rounds of 9mm ammunition, nearly 30 items of drug paraphernalia including smoking pipes and bongs – many of which tested positive for methamphetamine, 1 digital scale, 1 mechanical scale, and green plant material which tested positive for Marijuana.

Public record indicates that Bryan appeared in Washburn County Circuit Court on July 10, 2017, for a Bail Bond Hearing and was placed on a $1,000 cash bail bond which was posted that same date.

The Washburn County District Attorney's Office filed the following charges against Bryan on July 14, 2017:

  • Possess Firearm – Convicted of a Felony; a Class G Felony
  • Sell/Deliver/Possess Firearm Silencer; a Class H Felony
  • Maintain Drug Trafficking Place; a Class I Felony
  • Possession of Methamphetamine; a Class I Felony
  • Possession of THC (marijuana); a Misdemeanor
  • Possess Drug Paraphernalia; a Misdemeanor

Bryan made his Initial Appearance on his criminal charges in Washburn County Circuit Court on Monday, July 17, 2017, and is set to appear again on July 24, 2017, for a preliminary examination hearing.

According to public record, Bryan is also charged in Burnett County Circuit Court with Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine in a case filed in February 2017. He was placed on the conditions of $3,000 signature bond for that case and is scheduled to appear next on those charges in September of 2017.

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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