BURNETT COUNTY — A report of suspected animal abuse led to a Burnett County marijuana grow operation bust in the Village of Webster, WI and has resulted in drug related convictions for two of the individuals charged.
DrydenWire.com reported in April 2019 that four individuals were facing charges following the discovery of a marijuana grow operation in Webster, WI residence.
Law Enforcement received a report of suspected animal abuse and went to the reported address in Webster, WI to investigate. While there, Officers smelled the odor of marijuana. Inside the residence Law Enforcement found a dog with an injury on it’s nose.
The subsequent investigation also led to the discovery of 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 according to a criminal complaint filed in Burnett County Circuit Court. This led to a determination that the residence was being utilized to use controlled substance and to grow marijuana.
[Pictured (L/R): Mohamed Elkasir; Jonah Mosher; Alexandria Rada; Judson Mosher]
Through the investigation Law Enforcement ascertained that Jonah Mosher, Judson Mosher, Mohamed Elkasir, and Alexandria Rada were all residing at the address. They all received 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 received an additional charge of Misdemeanor Intentionally Mistreat Animals.
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Online circuit court records show that the Court has accepted a 12-month Deferred Conviction Agreement for Judson Mosher regarding his criminal charges. Conditions of the agreement require Judson to complete an Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment and follow through with recommendations, undergo random substance testing, pay $150 administrative fee to the Burnett County District Attorney’s Office, and to commit no new crimes.
Jonah Mosher plead guilty to charges of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. His remaining charges were dismissed. Jonah was ordered to pay costs of nearly $900.
Alexander Rada plead guilty to a charge of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and was ordered to pay costs of $500. Her other charges were dismissed.
Mohamed Elkasir plead guilty to an amended charge of non-criminal Littering in violation of Ordinances for the Village of Webster. He was ordered to pay costs in an amount over $300. The remaining charges filed Elkasir were dismissed.