A Burnett County man, Troy Lanning, was sentenced to 10 years of probation on November 7th, 2016, in Burnett County Circuit Court for Possession of Amphetamines with Intent to Deliver, a Class D Felony.
In August of 2015, Lanning was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver as a Repeat Offender because Lanning had been previously convicted of a felony within the past 5 years. Lanning faced a potential maximum sentence of 25 years confinement in state prison and maximum fines of $100,000.00 if convicted of the charge as filed.
According to documents filed in public record in Burnett County Circuit Court, the Burnett County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant in July of 2015 on Troy Lanning's residence at that time, and located a total of 10 grams of methamphetamine along with many items of drug paraphernalia, multiple rounds of ammunition and 2 pages of a 'drug ledger', as well as 3 digital scales, bottles of unmarked pills, and over $2,000 cash inside Lanning's wallet.
Lanning's charge was amended to Possession of Amphetamines with Intent to Deliver on August 26th, 2016 and he plead guilty to the same.
On November 7th, 2016, Lanning received an imposed and stayed sentence of 3 years confinement in Wisconsin State Prison followed by 3 years of extended supervision by the Wisconsin Department Of Corrections (DOC), Probation & Parole. The Court additionally sentenced Lanning to 10 years of probation, imposed effective November 7th.
According to the DOC's website (http://doc.wi.gov), an imposed and stayed sentence means that the court has sentenced an individual to a specific term, however the 'stayed' portion of the sentence means that it will not be effective immediately, instead the individual is placed under a variety of rules or conditions of probation for a period of time. If the individual should violate those rules or conditions, the probation is revoked and the sentence ordered then becomes effective immediately.
The Court ordered Lanning to find and maintain full-time employment; maintain absolute sobriety; pay fines/costs of $100 per month to the Burnett County Clerk of Court; continue treatment programming and successfully complete the same; undergo any assessment ordered by Probation & Parole; provide a DNA sample and pay that surcharge.
Violation of any of those rules/conditions could result in Lanning being revoked from probation and sent directly to prison to serve his 3 year prison sentence.
Public record indicates that Lanning plead guilty to Felony Possesion of Methamphetamine twice in 2014 on two different cases (one in Polk County and one in Burnett County); and that Lanning also plead guilty in 2002 in Burnett County Circuit Court to Possession of Methamphetamine and received a sentence of 5 years confinement in Wisconsin State Prison followed by 5 years of extended supervision by the Wisconsin DOC.
Lanning was revoked from extended supervision and sent back to prison on his 2002 conviction once in 2009 and again in 2014 .
According to the public website, http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/, Lanning had been released on extended supervision again in February of 2015; 5 months prior to the filing of his most recent charges.