BURNETT COUNTY -- Felony charges have been filed against a 5th person, Michael Staples of Grantsburg, following a drug bust in Grantsburg, WI.

DrydenWire.com reported on March 25, 2019, that Diane Chute, Robert Evans, Angela Dubois, and Kyle Louis were all facing criminal charges after a search warrant was executed at a residence in Grantsburg, WI.

Michael Staples, of Grantsburg, is now also facing charges stemming from that same drug bust.

A criminal complaint filed against Staples states that during the execution of the search warrant, officers located an armoire in Staples’ bedroom with several potted marijuana plants inside. The armoire had grow lights inside and tin foil to reflect the light and retain heat.

The officers also found a digital scale, baggies, and grinders for marijuana inside Staples’ bedroom.

A criminal complaint was filed on May 8, 2019 against Staples charging him with Class H Felony Manufacture/Deliver THC > 200-1000 grams and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Staples is scheduled to make an initial appearance in June 2019 regarding his criminal charges.

Diane Chute is charged with Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, Party to a Crime and Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine.

Robert Evans is charged with Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Amphetamine(<=3g); Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, Party to a Crime; and Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine.

Angela Dubois is charged with Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, Party to a Crime; and Misdemeanor Neglecting a Child.

Kyle Louis is charged with Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, Party to a Crime and Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine.

Evans, Dubois and Chute all have court appearances scheduled in June 2019 as well, regarding their criminal charges stemming from the drug bust. Louis is set to appear in July 2019.



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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