A Burnett County husband and wife have received criminal charges after hair follicle tests on 3 children in their care returned positive results on 2 of the children for methamphetamine and amphetamine.
Sharmin & Randy Lindberg, of Webster, WI, have each been charged with 3 counts of Class A Misdemeanor Child Neglect in Burnett County Circuit Court. The criminal complaints filed against Sharmin & Randy state that Burnett County Department of Health and Human Services obtained a court order in October 2017 to conduct hair follicle testing on 3 children who were residing with the Lindberg's. The ages of the children are 14, 10, and 2.
The test results on the 10-year-old child came back positive for methamphetamine. The test results on the 2-year-old child were positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine. Test results on the 14-year-old child came back negative for all substances.
According to the criminal complaints, Sharmin is the mother of 2 of the children and grandmother to the youngest. Randy is step-father to 2 of the children and step-grandfather to the youngest. Sharmin & Randy are responsible for the care and welfare of all 3 children.
Online circuit court records indicate that Sharmin & Randy are both due in late November in Burnett County Circuit Court regarding their criminal charges.
The maximum penalty for Class A Misdemeanor Child Neglect is 9 months of confinement in county jail or a maximum fine of $10,000, or both.
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.