STONE LAKE, WIS -- Multiple people were arrested at a residence near Stone Lake, Wisconsin, following an executed search warrant by authorities, according to a press release from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office.

(Press Release) -- On 12-12-18 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, assisted by the Sawyer County SWAT team, the Washburn County SWAT team, Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation Agents, the City of Hayward Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol, executed a search warrant on a residence located on STH 27 near Stone Lake, WI.   After the execution of the search warrant, law enforcement was assisted by Sawyer County Child Protective Services.

As a result of the search warrant, three adults were arrested: 

Kenneth R. Richards, age 42, arrested for felony Possession of Methamphetamine, misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Dominick L. Violette, age 42, arrested for felony Possession of Methamphetamine, felony Bail Jumping and misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Heidi M. Hinrichs, age 43, arrested for felony Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, felony Maintaining a Drug Dwelling, misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and felony Neglecting a Child.


You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Recovered from the residence during the search warrant were a small amount of methamphetamine, “gem” bags with methamphetamine residue, other items of drug paraphernalia, pills that are Schedule II controlled substances and a loaded .22 caliber rifle.

The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, the Wisconsin Department of Justice/Division of Criminal Investigation, the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Sawyer County District Attorney’s Office continue our combined efforts in our mission to protect the citizens of Sawyer County.

Sheriff Douglas Mrotek


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