SAWYER COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced the last of three people who were charged in May 2020 following a Sawyer County drug investigation into methamphetamine distribution.

DrydenWire.com published a post in May 2020 regarding charges that had been filed against three people: Heather Gortemoller, Jeffery Splain, and Mandy Maynard. The charges were filed following a law enforcement investigation into the suspected distribution of methamphetamine.

On the evening of May 3, 2020, law enforcement stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Mandy Maynard. Authorities seized methamphetamine, marijuana, and smoking devices during the course of the traffic stop. It was also determined that the methamphetamine had been purchased from Gortemoller and Splain. A search warrant was subsequently executed at a residence in Radisson, WI. Splain and Gortemoller were later located at a residence in Winter, WI. The two were sharing a bedroom at the residence with a 3-year-old child. Inside the bedroom authorities found two firearms, a .22 caliber rifle and a .410 shotgun, and methamphetamine within reach of the child. A metal weighing scale, multiple used syringes, and multiple smoking devices were also found in the bedroom.

Law enforcement interviewed Splain and Gortemoller and they admitted that they had purchased 21 grams of methamphetamine from a female in Hinckley, MN, and then sold nearly 20 grams of the methamphetamine to three other people.

Maynard was charged with Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine; Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana); and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia.

Online circuit court records show that Maynard appeared most recently on December 2, 2021, in Sawyer County Circuit Court for a sentencing hearing on a conviction of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine. The charges for Possession of THC and Possess Drug Paraphernalia filed against her were dismissed but read-in. Maynard was also sentenced on a separate conviction of Class G Felony Theft-Movable Property >$10,000-$100,000 filed against her in a separate Sawyer County circuit court case. Details of that case are not known to DrydenWire.

Mandy Maynard


Maynard received an imposed and stayed 2-year prison sentence with 3 years of probation for her conviction of Possession of Methamphetamine. For her conviction of Theft, the Court ordered an imposed and stayed 6-year prison sentence with 1 year of conditional jail time and 4 years of probation. If Maynard’s probation is revoked, she faces initial confinement in prison for 1 year followed by 1 year extended supervision for the conviction of Possession of Methamphetamine and 3 years initial confinement in prison for the conviction of Theft followed by 3 years of extended supervision.

Conditions of probation require Maynard to pay over $21,000 in restitution from the theft conviction; complete any programming and counseling recommended by the Department of Corrections; and complete an Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment and follow through with any recommendations.

Jeffery Splain


Splain was charged with Class D Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine (>10g - <50g), Repeater, Party to a Crime; Class F Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine (<=3g), Repeater, Party to a Crime; Class F Felony Possession With Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine (<=3g), Repeater, Party to a Crime; Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Repeater, Party to a Crime; Class G Felony Possess Firearm-Convicted of a Felony; Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, Repeater; and Misdemeanor Neglecting a Child, Repeater, Party to a Crime.

Online circuit court records show that Splain was sentenced in January 2021 for convictions of Class F Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine (<=3g, and Class G Felony Possess Firearm-Convicted of a Felony. The Court ordered imposed and stayed prison sentences for Splain on his convictions; 12 years for his conviction of Class F Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine (<=3g with 5 years of probation and 1 year of conditional jail time; and 10 years for his conviction of Class G Felony Possess Firearm-Convicted of a Felony with 5 years of probation.

If Splain’s probation is revoked, he would face 7 years of initial confinement followed by 5 years of supervision for his conviction of Class F Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine (<=3g; and 5 years of initial confinement followed by 5 years of extended supervision for his conviction of Class G Felony Possess Firearm-Convicted of a Felony.

Splain will serve his sentences concurrently and conditions of probation will require him to Complete any counseling and programming deemed appropriate by his Department of Corrections agent, and follow through and pay nearly $2,000 in fines and costs.

Heather Gortemoller


Gortemoller was charged with Class F Felony Manuf/Deliver Amphetamine(<=3g), Party to a Crime; Class F Felony Possess w/ Intent-Amphetamine(<=3g), Party to a Crime; Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Party to a Crime; Misdemeanor Neglecting a Child (Specified Harm Did Not Occur), Party to a Crime; Class H Felony Bail Jump; and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, Party to a Crime.

According to online circuit court records in August 2020 the Court sentenced Gortemoller on convictions for Class F Felony Possess w/ Intent-Amphetamine(<=3g), and Misdemeanor Neglecting a Child (Specified Harm Did Not Occur). The Court ordered a withheld sentence for Gortemoller; 5 years of probation for her conviction of Class F Felony Possess w/ Intent-Amphetamine(<=3g), and 1 year of probation for her conviction of Misdemeanor Neglecting a Child (Specified Harm Did Not Occur).

Conditions of probation will require Gortemoller to complete any counseling and programming deemed appropriate by her Department of Corrections agent, and follow-through.

Last Update: Dec 10, 2021 9:24 am CST

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