SAWYER COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced Springbrook, WI man, Travis Kraft, on charges of dealing methamphetamine.

Kraft was charged in November 2017 following an investigation during which he completed multiple sales of methamphetamine to confidential informants.

During the course of the investigation, authorities worked with multiple parties in completing several controlled buys of methamphetamine from Kraft. On November 9, 2017, a Sawyer County Deputy on patrol noticed a vehicle with a non-functioning tail lamp and checked the registration. The result came back for a woman with an outstanding arrest warrant; the officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and Kraft was found to be the driver.

A female passenger in the vehicle admitted to having methamphetamine on her person, and gave it to the Deputy; stating that Kraft gave it to her in expectation of getting pulled over by the Deputy. When Kraft was taken into custody, Deputies found a digital scale on his person and also located multiple gem bags containing methamphetamine in the vehicle.

Charges of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Amphetamine(<=3g) and Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine were filed in Sawyer County Circuit Court in two separate court cases against Kraft.

Online circuit court records show that although Kraft was present for his initial hearings and signed up for AODA programming, in April of 2018 a warrant was issued for Kraft’s arrest due to non-appearance for court hearings and that warrant stayed in effect until March of 2019 when Kraft appeared while in custody for a return on his warrant.

Kraft appeared most recently on June 12, 2020 by video for a hearing on his felony charges and he entered a plea of No Contest on two charges of Charges of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Amphetamine(<=3g). The remaining charges against Kraft were dismissed but read-in.

The Court ordered 12 months of conditional jail time for Kraft with 3 years of probation. Kraft received credit for 143 days already served in confinement according to online circuit court records. He has also been ordered to pay over $2,000 in fines and costs and complete any counseling and programming as deemed appropriate by the Department of Corrections.

Jeremy Wade, a second suspect in the drug investigation, also received criminal charges, however according to online circuit court records, the charges against him were dismissed.

The name of the female party was not available at the time of this post, and has no knowledge of the status of any charges that may have been filed against her.

Last Update: Jun 19, 2020 8:42 am CDT

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