[Pictured (L/R): Mohamed Elkasir; Jonah Mosher; Alexandria Rada; Judson Mosher]
BURNETT COUNTY — Criminal charges have been filed against four people after Burnett County law enforcement responded on March 29, 2019 to a report of possible animal abuse at an address on Main Street in the Village of Webster, WI, and discovered evidence of a marijuana growing operation.
An Officer located a man, later identified as Mohamed Elkasir, inside an apartment in the building. The Officer saw a dog inside the apartment that appeared to have sustained an injury on it’s nose. While speaking with Elkasir, the Officer noticed an odor of burning marijuana coming from the apartment. In addition to Elkasir, Officers determined that Judson Mosher, Jonah Mosher and Alexandria Rada were all residing at the apartment.
A criminal complaint filed in Burnett County Circuit Court states that a search warrant was obtained for the apartment.
During the execution of the search warrant, Officers located over 60 grams of green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana, hydroponic planters, heating lamps, a hydroponic water assembly, chemical fertilizers, a handgun and a rifle with several dozen rounds of ammunition for the two firearms, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, and numerous blister packs of prescription sleeping medication.
Due to the items found during the search warrant, Officers determined that the apartment was being utilized to use controlled substance and to grow marijuana.
Online circuit court records show that Jonah Mosher, Judson Mosher, Mohamed Elkasir, and Alexandria Rada are all facing felony charges of Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor Possess THC (Marijuana); all charges have the penalty enhancer for Party to a Crime attached. Elkasir faces an additional charge of Misdemeanor Intentionally Mistreat Animals.
All four appeared for bail bond hearings on April 1, 2019 and were placed on $1,000 signature bail bonds. Initial Appearance hearings were held for all four individuals on April 10, 2019. Jonah Mosher and Mohamed Elkasir are scheduled to have Preliminary Examination Hearings on their criminal charges before the end of April 2019. Judson Mosher and Alexandria Rada are scheduled to be back in court in June 2019 for Preliminary Examination Hearings on their charges.
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.