Hayward man Parker Bergum was sentenced in Sawyer County Circuit Court on his charge of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver.
SawyerWire.com reported in December 2017 that an anonymous tip to Sawyer County law enforcement had led to a traffic stop which resulted in charges being filed against Bergum. Sawyer County’s K9 Unit assisted with the incident, resulting in the seizure of over 115 grams of marijuana.
Online circuit court records indicate that on April 3, 2018 at a plea/sentencing hearing, the Court sentenced Bergum to 3 years of probation with 30 days of conditional jail time. Bergum will be required to submit to testing of either breath, blood or urine through the Sawyer County STOP program, and the Court also ordered Bergum to undergo an Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment and follow through with any recommendations.
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Anonymous Tip Leads to Hayward Man Charged with Intent to Deliver THC
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | DrydenWire
On November 28, 2017, A Sawyer County detective received a tip of a white four-door Infiniti that would be driving into Hayward with illegal drugs inside, according to a criminal complaint filed against the driver of that vehicle, Parker Bergum, 22, of Hayward.
Two Hayward city officers were able to get in front and behind the vehicle as it came into the city on Highway 63 from the south. Bergum’s vehicle was pulled over in the parking lot of Olson Insurance.
While a Hayward officer was issuing a written warning for not having a front license plate, a Sawyer County K-9 officer and his partner, Oscar, arrived. Officers had Bergum wait near the squad car while the K-9 did a check of the vehicle, and according to the complaint, Oscar had a positive alert a few minutes later.
Bergum was charged in Sawyer County Circuit Court on December 15 with felony possession of THC with intent to deliver when officers found five zip lock bags of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle. According to the complaint, a total of 116.4 grams was found in different amounts throughout the five bags.
Bergum was also charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired after he failed some field tests conducted at the jail, for smoking marijuana which Bergum admitted to doing one hour prior to his vehicle being pulled over, the complaint stated.
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.