SHELL LAKE, WI -- A man has been sentenced to serve time in prison for a drug-related conviction in Washburn County.

DrydenWire.com reported on February 7, 2019 that Johnathan Thompson, of Chicago, IL, was facing felony charges of Class C Felony Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine (greater than 40 Grams) 2nd or Subsequent Offense following a traffic stop which resulted in the seizure of nearly 100 grams of cocaine, according to a criminal complaint filed in Washburn County Circuit Court.

The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office issued a post on their official Facebook page on February 15, 2019, stating that the controlled substance seized in that traffic stop was determined to be heroin in the amount of 90 grams.

Online circuit court records show that an amended criminal complaint was filed against Thompson on February 14, 2019, charging Thompson with Class C Felony Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin (greater than 50 grams) 2nd or Subsequent Offense. Additional charges of Class C Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin (greater than 50 grams) and Class I Felony Possession of Narcotic Drugs were later added.

At a hearing in June 2019, Thompson plead No Contest to his charge of Class I Felony Possession of Narcotic Drugs. His remaining charges were dismissed but read in.

Thompson appeared for a sentencing hearing in Washburn County Circuit Court on July 22, 2019. The Court ordered a sentence of 3.5 years; 1 year 6 months confinement in state prison followed by extended supervision for 2 years.

Conditions of supervision will require Thompson to complete an alcohol and other drug assessment. Thompson also received credit for 151 days time served.

Charges of Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana) were also filed against Sa Niya Moody, another passenger in the vehicle at the time of that traffic stop in January 2019. On February 27, 2019, a warrant was issued for Moody’s arrest due to failure to appear for court.

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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