WASHBURN COUNTY -- Felony drug charges have been filed against two Spooner, WI men following a drug investigation in Washburn County.

Felony charges have been filed in Washburn County Circuit Court against Brien Drain and Gregory Visger, both of Spooner, following a drug investigation which culminated with the execution of two search warrants.

Through December and January, law enforcement conducted multiple controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Brien Drain. According to criminal complaints filed in Washburn County Circuit Court at least one of the purchases occurred at Drain’s property on Highway 70, and one at Visger’s property on County A.

On January 14, 2021, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Visger’s property which led to the discovery of a digital scale, over 2 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, multiple used gem bags, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

A second search warrant was executed at Drain’s property and law enforcement located numerous items of drug paraphernalia, several dozen Methylphenidate Hydrochloride pills, 4 grams of methamphetamine, and multiple items of drug paraphernalia.

Brien Drain

Drain is charged with Class E Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine (more than 3 grams); Class F Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine (3 grams or less); Class E Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine; Class H Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Methylphenidate Hydrochloride; and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. All the charges filed against Drain have a penalty enhancer for Repeat Offender due to prior felony convictions.

Gregory Visger

Visger is charged with Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place; Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine; Misdemeanor Possession of THC; and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Online records show that Drain was placed on a $2,500 cash bond at a hearing on January 15, 2021 and Visger was placed on a $2,500 signature bond. Drain and Visger both made initial appearances on their criminal charges at recent hearings and are scheduled to appear again in April 2021.

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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