Charges have been filed in Burnett County Circuit Court after an investigation by Burnett County law enforcement revealed that a Spooner, WI woman, Gewitaygabawiqu Devlin, was using marijuana in a Siren, WI residence while children were present. Another woman, Angela Rogers, was also present and charges have also been filed against her.

Gewitaygabawiqu Devlin

According to the criminal complaint filed against Gewitaygabawiqu Devlin, a complaint was made to law enforcement that Devlin and Rogers had left children alone in the residence on November 25, 2017, in order to go purchase drugs. After they returned to the residence they then smoked marijuana in the bedroom while children were in the next room.

Burnett County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the residence and found both women there. A zippered pouch containing marijuana was found in the living room. One of the children in the residence told deputies that Devlin had instructed the child to hide the marijuana and a bottle of vodka when law enforcement arrived. Devlin allegedly then told the deputies that she had not told the child to hide the drugs and alcohol, but instead had told the child to destroy the items.

The criminal complaint goes on to state that Devlin denied ownership of the marijuana, but admitted to smoking it in the bedroom.

Devlin is charged with Class H Felony 2nd Offense Possession of Marijuana and Class H Felony Bail Jumping. On November 27, 2017, Devlin appeared for a bail bond hearing on her new criminal charges and the court placed her on a signature bond. She is due to appear again in Burnett County Circuit Court later this month for an Initial Appearance.

Online circuit court records show that Devlin is also facing charges of Class I Felony Throw/Discharge Bodily Fluid at a Public Safety Worker or Prosecutor and Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct in a prior case filed against her in Burnett County Circuit Court. Details of that case are not known to at this time. 

Charges of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and Misdemeanor Bail Jumping have been filed against Angela Rogers who also has two other pending criminal cases in Burnett County Circuit Court.

Angela Rogers previously reported on February 28, 2017, that Rogers was charged with 8 counts of Misdemeanor Neglecting a Child after a welfare check on her Burnett County residence. Rogers was living in the residence along with her 8 children. After an initial visit, Rogers was warned to clean up the residence, which was littered with garbage, old food, dirty dishes, and clothing strewn about. However, when the residence was again checked, the situation had not been remedied.

According to online circuit court records, Rogers appeared for a bail bond hearing regarding her new criminal charges on November 28, 2017, and was placed on a $250 cash bond which was posted a few days later. Rogers plead Not Guilty to these latest charges at an Initial Appearance hearing on December 13, 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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