BURNETT COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced a Grantsburg, WI man on convictions stemming from multiple court cases filed against him charging him with numerous drug-related offenses; a jury trial is scheduled for the Waite, Park, MN woman who was also charged following the investigations by law enforcement.

DrydenWire reported in February 2020, that Shane Fagnan, of Grantsburg, WI, was facing criminal drug-related charges filed against him in multiple court cases. Also facing charges was Michaela Payment, of Waite Park, MN. Drug investigations spanning multiple counties had culminated in numerous charges against the two.

Fagnan was charged with Class H Felony Possession With Intent to Deliver Synthetic Cannabinoid (>200G<=1000G) and Class I Felony Possession of Narcotic Drugs; Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place; Class D Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine; Class I Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Synthetic Cannabinoid (<=200G), Party to a Crime; Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Class F Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine, Party to a Crime; Class I Felony Delivery of Synthetic Cannabinoid (<=200G), Party to a Crime; Class I Felony Manufacture/Deliver THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)(<=200G), Party to a Crime; Class H Felony Bail Jumping; and Class H Felony Bail Jumping, Party to a Crime.

The charges were filed following narcotics investigations in which law enforcement conducted controlled buys from Fagnan and Payment of methamphetamine, marijuana, and synthetic cannabinoid (marijuana).

Law enforcement also executed multiple search warrants, which located baggies containing methamphetamine inside a washing machine; baggies containing over 80 grams of synthetic marijuana in a bedroom closet; a plastic container holding over 100 grams of synthetic marijuana in the kitchen; a postal scale; multiple items of drug paraphernalia including pipes and grinders; approximately $3,000 in cash; synthetic marijuana; and a variety of pills including morphine and Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone Bitartrate.

Fagnan also was charged in Polk County Circuit Court in March 2020 with Class E Felony Possess w/ Intent-Amphetamine(>3-10g); 3 counts of Class H Felony Bail Jumping and Misdemeanor Resisting/Obstructing an Officer. Those charges were consolidated into the Burnett County cases filed against him.

At a recent hearing in Burnett County Circuit Court, Fagnan was sentenced on convictions of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Amphetamine; Class I Felony Manufacture/Deliver THC; and Class H Felony Bail Jump. Other charges were dismissed and read in, including charges of Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place; Class I Felony Delivery of Synthetic Cannabinoid (<=200G); and Class I Felony Possession of Narcotic Drugs.

The State argued for a 6-year sentence with 3 years of initial confinement followed by 3 years of extended supervision for Fagnan’s conviction of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Amphetamine; Fagnan’s defense counsel argued for probation with an imposed and stayed prison sentence.

Regarding Fagnan’s conviction for Class I Felony Manufacture/Deliver THC, the State argued for a sentence of 3 ½ years to run concurrently with the 6-year sentence. Defense counsel argued for 149 days of jail time with applicable jail credit.

For his conviction of Class H Felony Bail Jump, the State argued for another 3 ½ year sentence to run concurrently with Fagnan’s other sentences; defense counsel argued for a withheld sentence with probation.

Online circuit court records show that after hearing these arguments and statements from character witnesses, and taking judicial notice of the charges against Fagnan to be dismissed and read in and also the charges to be consolidated from another county, the Court ordered an 8-year sentence for Fagnan on his conviction of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Amphetamine; 3 years of initial confinement followed by 5 years of extended supervision to be served consecutively to the sentences on his other 2 convictions.

For the conviction of Class I Felony Manufacture/Deliver THC the Court ordered a 3 ½ year sentence; 1 ½ year of initial confinement followed by 2 years of extended supervision.

On Fagnan’s conviction for Class H Felony Bail Jump, the Court ordered a 6-year sentence; 3 years of initial confinement followed by 3 years of extended supervision to be served concurrently with his sentence for his conviction of Class I Felony Manufacture/Deliver THC.

The Court also ordered Fagnan to pay nearly $14,000 in costs and fees; online circuit court records indicate that $16,000 cash already posted in bond money for Fagnan would be applied to cover those costs and fees with the remaining released to cover program coordinator fees.

Fagnan will be eligible for programming while incarcerated and conditions of supervision will require him to complete an alcohol and other drug assessment, maintain absolute sobriety, comply with any programming per the Department of Corrections, and complete community service.

Online records show that additional charges of Class I Felony Receiving Stolen Property (>$2500-$5000); Class H Felony Bail Jump; Misdemeanor Possess THC; and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia were also filed against Fagnan in Burnett County Circuit Court in October and December 2020. Those cases remain pending in circuit court, and online records indicate that a request for substitution of the judge has been filed.

Michaela Payment is charged with Class D Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Party to a Crime; Class I Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Synthetic Cannabinoid (<=200g), Party to a Crime; Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Class F Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine, Party to a Crime; Class I Felony Manufacture/Deliver THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)(<=200G), Party to a Crime; Class I Felony Deliver Synthetic Cannabinoid (<=200G), Party to a Crime; and Class H Felony Bail jumping. Her charges are set for Jury Trial in March 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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