SAWYER COUNTY -- One person has been arrested in Sawyer County following the execution of a search warrant at a Hayward residence, according to a press release from the LCO Tribal Police Department.

Press Release

On Sunday August 2, 2020 at approximately 9:40 p.m., Officers of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department executed a search warrant at 12850W Neezh Street, Hayward.

After obtaining probable cause for a search warrant, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department’s Native American Drug and Gang Initiative (NADGI) team members executed the search warrant.  As a result of the search warrant, officers arrested Vala L. Quaderer (38) of Hayward for Manufacture/Delivery of heroin, Maintaining a drug trafficking house and an outstanding felony warrant.  Officers seized multiple items of drug trafficking and drug paraphernalia.

Charges are being forwarded to the Sawyer County District Attorney’s Office for another individual that was not in the residence at the time the search warrant was executed.

The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department will continue their efforts in their mission to protect the citizens of the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation.

- Per Chief Timothy Debrot / Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department

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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