Grantsburg Woman Sentenced in Burnett County Court on Drug Charges

Monday, June 11, 2018 | by Ben Dryden |


A Grantsburg, WI woman has been sentenced in Burnett County Circuit Court on drug charges stemming from an incident in March 2017 when a Burnett County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding in the Township of Grantsburg.

DrydenWire.com reported on March 27, 2017, that Kayla Evans and Alan Schwartzbauer were both facing criminal charges following the incident. During the course of the stop and subsequent arrests, law enforcement seized methamphetamine, marijuana, and various items of drug paraphernalia.

Evans was charged with Felony Possession Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 3 counts of Felony Bail Jump.

According to online circuit court records, on June 5, 2018, Evan was sentenced on her charges of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, and 1 charge of Felony Bail Jump. The rest of her charges were dismissed but read in at an earlier hearing in March 2018 along with additional charges of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Bail Jumping, Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor Theft that Evans was facing in 2 separate cases filed in Burnett County Circuit Court. Details of those cases are not known to DrydenWire.com at this time.

The Court heard from both the Burnett County District Attorney and Defense Counsel for Evans at her hearing on June 5, and ordered an Imposed and Stayed Sentence of 6 years: 3 years confinement followed by 3 years of extended supervision on Evans’ conviction for Felony Bail Jumping. The Court imposed a sentence of 2 years of probation with conditions that will require Evans to obtain a GED, submit to regular drug testing, and have no contact with Alan Schwartzbauer or Greg Schwartzbauer. 

Regarding Evans’ conviction of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, the Court ordered an Imposed and Stayed sentence of 9 months county jail and an Imposed sentence of 1 year of probation. 

Evans will also be required to pay restitution as a condition of her probation.

According to online circuit court records, Alan Schwartzbauer is facing numerous felony charges in several cases filed against him in Burnett County Circuit Court, including multiple charges of Felony Burglary-Arm Self With Dangerous Weapon, Felony Burglary of Building or Dwelling, Felony Theft, Felony Possession of Burglarious Tools, Criminal Damage to Property, Felony Bail Jumping, Misdemeanor Bail Jumping, in addition to his charges of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor Bail Jumping stemming from this incident.

DrydenWire.com reported in October 2017, that Alan was being charged in relation to the Burnett County Tavern Burglaries. Online circuit court records show that Alan has already plead guilty to charges of burglary in Polk County Circuit Court. Alan is scheduled to appear again in Burnett County Circuit Court in August 2018 regarding his pending criminal charges there.

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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Burnett County Traffic Stop Results in Meth Bust

Monday, March 27, 2017 | by Ben Dryden

A traffic stop on a vehicle, a tan Chevrolet Malibu, that was speeding in Burnett County resulted in the location and seizure of methamphetamine, marijuana and various items of drug paraphernalia.

Burnett County Sheriff's Office stopped the tan Malibu for speeding in the Township of Grantsburg, Wisconsin on March 21, 2017, shortly after 10:00 PM according to the criminal complaint. The driver of the vehicle was identified by the Burnett County Sheriff's deputy as Alan Schwartzbauer. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Kayla Evans, the registered owner of the Malibu.

The deputy had information that an arrest warrant had been issued that same day for Schwartzbauer, and so asked Schwartzbauer to get out of the vehicle and advised him of the warrant and that he was being placed under arrest at that time.

Schwartzbauer told the deputy that he had a marijuana pipe in his pocket while the deputy was searching him, the criminal complaint states. The deputy also found a large amount of cash in Schwartzbauer's pants pocket.

When asked by the deputy if there was anything illegal in the vehicle Schwartzbauer said no. Another officer on scene stayed with Schwartzbauer while the deputy went to the vehicle. The driver's door of the Malibu had been left open by Schwartzbauer when he got out and the deputy could clearly see a digital scale in the cubby of the door. Schwartzbauer said that the scale was for weighing mail and that he had 'mailed off a bunch of letters'. When the deputy asked Schwartzbauer why there was white residue on the scale Schwartzbauer did not respond.

Under the scale, the deputy saw a blue gem pack containing something that looked like a shard of glass.

At that time, the deputy asked Kayla Evans to get out of the Malibu and advised her that the Malibu was going to be searched. Evans also told the deputy that nothing else was in the car. The criminal complaint continues stating that inside the center console of the Malibu, the deputy found two blue gem packs; one of which had green leafy substance inside. In the cubby of the passenger door, the deputy found an eyeglass case holding many empty blue gem packs. There were also empty beer cans in the back seat of the Malibu which appeared to the deputy to be old.

Throughout the deputy's search of the Malibu, continuous calls and text messages were being received by 2 cell phones in the front seat of the Malibu; a black Samsung and a white iPhone.

The deputy advised Evans that due to finding both methamphetamine and marijuana in the Malibu along with packaging material and a scale, it appeared that Schwartzbauer and Evans were involved in selling narcotics and that she was also being placed under arrest at that time.

The criminal complaint states that Schwartzbauer and Evans were both transported to the Burnett County Jail and booked in.

When the deputy asked Evans if she was concealing anything illegal on her body, she stated no; however, when Evans was searched by a Burnett County jailer, a foil-wrapped packet was located in her crotch area containing a substance that resembled a shard of glass.

When the various items of drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine and marijuana were tested for the presence of controlled substances by the deputy, results came back positive for methamphetamine on 3 of the items and a positive result for THC (marijuana) came back on one.

Public record shows that charges were filed against Schwartzbauer on March 24, 2017, in Burnett County Circuit Court for Felony Possession of Methamphetamine; Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana), Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Misdemeanor Bail Jump.

Schwartzbauer has another criminal case open in Burnett County Circuit Court, filed in April of 2016 and charging him with 2 counts of Misdemeanor Retail Theft for which he had an active bail bond that required Schwartzbauer not commit any further criminal acts.

Charges were also filed against Evans on March 24, 2017, for Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana), Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and three counts of Felony Bail Jump.

In another open court case filed on March 24, 2017, in Burnett County Circuit Court Evans is charged with Misdemeanor Theft according to public record.

Evans also has a third open criminal case in Polk County Wisconsin Circuit Court filed in February of 2017 charging her with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia for which she was under a bail bond with conditions that she not possess any drugs or paraphernalia.

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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