Criminal charges have been filed against a Danbury, WI man following an investigation in which hair follicle testing revealed that the children in the residence had been exposed to methamphetamine and marijuana.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Burnett County Circuit Court, David Maine, of Danbury, WI is facing three misdemeanor charges of Child Neglect.

The criminal complaint states that in April 2018, the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department received information from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that hair follicle testing had been conducted on three children who resided in the same home as David Maine.

The results of that testing showed that two out of the three children tested positive for exposure to controlled substances. One of the children tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana. A second child tested positive for only methamphetamine.

The criminal complaint goes on to state that DHHS had received a report in March 2018 alleging possible sexual abuse and neglect due to exposure to domestic violence. DHHS determined that those particular concerns were not present, however it was revealed that methamphetamine was being used in the home.

David Maine and Shara Stewart (Maine) identified themselves as the caregivers of the children in the home and made statements admitting that some use of methamphetamine occurred while the children were in the home.

At the time of this post, did not find any criminal charges pertaining to this incident filed against Shara Stewart (Maine) in online circuit court records.

The maximum penalty for a conviction of Misdemeanor Child Neglect is nine months confinement in jail, a maximum fine of $10,000, or both.

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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