Court Orders Prison for Hayward Woman on Drug Convictions

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | DrydenWire |


A Hayward, WI woman has been sentenced to prison for her drug convictions in Sawyer County Circuit Court.

Danette Sharlow, of Hayward, WI was facing criminal charges in multiple court cases filed against her in Sawyer County Circuit Court including charges stemming from an incident in January 2018 when the Sawyer County SWAT Team raided Sharlow’s Poppletown residence.

An investigation including a series of controlled drug buys led up to the raid of the residence which resulted in the seizure of .6 gram of Heroin, .9 gram of Methamphetamine, two digital scales, packaging materials, several items of Drug Paraphernalia and $673.00 in cash as well as an ice tea jug filled with syringes, a bag of white powdery substance in the kitchen believed to be a cutting agent, Narcan Nasal Spray in a cabinet above the stove, a BB gun pistol and also a Smith and Wesson pistol magazine, according to the criminal complaint.

On August 14, 2018, Sharlow entered pleas of No Contest to her charges of Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Amphetamine, Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Heroin, and Class F Felony Burglary-Building or Dwelling that had been filed against her in multiple cases. Sharlow’s other criminal charges were dismissed but read in by the Court.

The Court sentenced Sharlow to the following:

  • 3.5 years on her conviction of  Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place with 1.5 years of initial confinement followed by 2 years of extended supervision
  • 7 years on her conviction of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Amphetamine with 3.5 years of initial confinement followed by 3.5 years of extended supervision
  • 7 years on her conviction of Class F Felony Burglary-Building or Dwelling with 3.5 years of initial confinement followed by 3.5 years of extended supervision
  • 5 years of probation on her conviction of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Heroin to be served consecutively to her prison terms

According to online circuit court records, Sharlow did receive credit for time already served in county jail and will serve her prison terms concurrently. Conditions of her extended supervision and probation will require her to complete any counseling and programming as deemed appropriate by her probation agent, and pay nearly $3,000 in costs and fines.

Following the January 2018 SWAT Team raid, charges were also filed against Derrick McDaniel, who was living at the same residence. Online circuit court records show that McDaniel failed to appear in Sawyer County Circuit Court on August 14, 2018 for a scheduled hearing, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Anyone with information as to McDaniel’s whereabouts may contact the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency contact line at: 715-634-4858.

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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Poppletown Couple Held on $25,000 Cash Bond Following Meth and Heroin Dealing Charges

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | DrydenWire


Two persons have been charged with multiple felonies after a Sawyer County SWAT team raid on their residence in Poppletown on Jan. 12, 2018.

Derrick McDaniel, 26, and Danette Sharlow, 37, are being held in Sawyer County Jail on $25,000 cash bonds after being charged with three felonies, including Possession of Heroin with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, and Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place. Both have also been charged with misdemeanor drug paraphernalia.

McDaniel and Sharlow face a total of 28 ½ years in prison, plus fines up to $60,000 on the felony charges. Sharlow also faces an additional count of Delivery of Heroin and a count of Delivery of Methamphetamine, the result of two controlled buys made against her in July and August of 2017, in which she faces 12 ½ years in prison on each count.

McDaniel faces one additional count of Delivery of Methamphetamine, which he faces 12 ½ years in prison.

Sharlow appeared for her initial appearance in Sawyer County Circuit Court this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 23, at which time her attorney requested a bond modification to lower the amount, which, Judge John Yackel denied.

If Sharlow should come up with her 25,000 cash bond, Judge Yackel ordered that she maintain absolute sobriety and not be on any premise where alcoholic beverages are served. She also must have no drug use without a valid prescription. Yackel also ordered that Sharlow be subject to daily testing of her blood, breath, urine, as defined by the Sawyer County Traffic Offender Program (STOP), which she has 24 hours upon release from custody to schedule an intake session. Sharlow’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 30, 2018 at 01:00 pm.

According to the criminal complaint against Sharlow, LCO Police Officers met with a confidential informant (CI) on July 26, 2017, who said that CI knew Sharlow and could make a purchase of methamphetamine from her.

At approximately 8:49 p.m. the CI went to Sharlow’s residence at 13362 Popple Town Road to make the purchase. Two officers parked at the corner of Popple Town Road and Popple Town Lane. A couple of minutes later they drove by the residence and observed CI’s vehicle still in the driveway, according to the complaint. The officers then positioned themselves at the corner of Bacon Strip and Round Lake School Road for further surveillance.

At 8:55, the CI drove off Popple Town Road onto Round Lake School Road and proceeded to their designated meeting place, at which time, officers retrieved an audio recording device and a small plastic bag with white powdery substance, weighing less than a gram.

According to the criminal complaint, on August 25, 2018, the same CI was able to purchase one gram of heroin from Sharlow while LCO Police officers had the residence under surveillance.

The complaint states that they saw Sharlow walk up to the CI’s vehicle in the driveway, then walked to a silver pick up truck in the driveway and approached a male who was standing the in doorway to his vehicle. Sharlow then walked back to the CI’s vehicle, the report states.

According to the complaint, the officers met with the CI who turned over four small aluminum foil packages each containing a small amount of heroin.

On January 10, 2018, Sawyer County Sheriff’s detectives used a CI to purchase Meth from Derrick McDaniel at his residence on Popple Town Road, which he shared with Sharlow, according to the criminal complaint.

The CI met with Neal Quagon, who is also charged with two felonies in this case, to set up the buy, and also a buy of Marijuana at a residence on County Hwy NN. After stopping for a $20 bag of marijuana, Quagon and CI traveled to McDaniel’s residence. Both the meth and marijuana were provided to CI from Quagon’s hands. McDaniel supplied a 2 gram bag of meth to Quagon to give to CI.

According to the complaint, as CI was driving away with Quagon in the vehicle, he phoned a detective pretending the person on the phone was CI’s girlfriend and said Quagon wanted .2 grams of the meth for “setting up the deal.” CI says he doesn’t want to give any to Quagon because it was purchased for his girlfriend and tells Quagon he can’t this time, but will next time.

On January 12, 2018, Sawyer County Deputies, assisted by Sawyer County SWAT, LCO Police Department Officers, and Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation Agents executed a search warrant at the Poppletown Road residence.

During the execution of the search warrant, .6 gram of Heroin, .9 gram of Methamphetamine, two digital scales, packaging materials, several items of Drug Paraphernalia and $673.00 in cash were seized from the residence.

Also found at the residence was an ice tea jug filled with syringes, a bag of white powdery substance in the kitchen believed to be a cutting agent, Narcan Nasal Spray in a cabinet above the stove, a BB gun pistol and also a Smith and Wesson pistol magazine, according to the criminal complaint.

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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Two Arrested After SWAT Raid on the LCO Reservation

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | Press Release


On January 12, 2018, Sawyer County Deputies, assisted by Sawyer County SWAT, LCO Police Department Officers, and Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation Agents executed a search warrant at a residence located on Poppletown Road on the Lac Court Oreilles Reservation. The search warrant was obtained after an investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, the LCO Police Department and the Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation, into alleged drug trafficking from the residence.

As a result of the investigation and the execution of the search warrant, two people were taken into custody. One adult male, Derrick A. McDaniel, age 26, was arrested for Delivery of Heroin, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, and a Probation Warrant. One adult female, Danette L Sharlow, age 37, was arrested for Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

During the execution of the search warrant, .6 gram of Heroin, .9 gram of Methamphetamine, two digital scales, packaging materials, several items of Drug Paraphernalia and $673.00 in cash were seized from the residence.

The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, the LCO Police Department, the Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation and the Sawyer County District Attorney’s Office continue our combined efforts in our mission to protect the citizens of Sawyer County.

Per Sheriff Doug Mrotek


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