SAWYER COUNTY — The Court has sentenced a woman for her conviction related to a drug bust tied to an area known as Drytown in Sawyer County, WI.
Megan Trepania, of Hayward, WI, is the third individual to be sentenced in Sawyer County Circuit Court on criminal charges stemming from a drug bust that occurred in Drytown in December 2017.
Six people were arrested after the execution of a search warrant in December 2017 at a residence on the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Reservation. During the execution of the search warrant, officers located nearly 2 grams of methamphetamine, three digital scales, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia including packaging material for controlled substances, pipes for smoking methamphetamine, marijuana bongs, and a small caliber revolver underneath a mattress in Trepania’s bedroom.
Criminal charges were filed against Megan Trepania, James Isham, Belinda Dennis, and Charles Smith.
Trepania was charged with 5 counts of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Amphetamine and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia.
At a hearing on March 26, 2019, the Court sentenced Trepania on her convictions for two counts of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Amphetamine. The remaining charges were dismissed but read in. The Court ordered a 5 year sentence, imposed and stayed; 3 years of initial confinement to be followed by 2 years of extended supervision on each of her convictions to be served concurrently. The Court imposed 4 years of probation with conditions that Trepania complete an alcohol and other drug assessment with follow-through and any counseling that Department of Corrections may impose.
DrydenWire.com previously reported in March 2018 that James Isham was sentenced to 5 years on his convictions in this case; 2 years of confinement in state prison followed by 3 years of extended supervision.
Online circuit court records show that Belinda Dennis was sentenced in September 2018 on her conviction of Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place stemming from this case. The Court ordered a withheld sentence with two years of probation; conditions of which required Dennis to complete an alcohol and other drug assessment.
The Court issued an arrest warrant for Charles Smith in June 2018 for failure to show for a scheduled court hearing according to online circuit court records. Smith is charged with Class H Felony Bail Jump and Misdemeanor Resist or Obstruct an Officer stemming from this case. Smith is also facing methamphetamine related charges in a separate case filed against him in 2017.
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