L/R: Bruce Leonardi; Robert Davis
BURNETT COUNTY -- Criminal charges are filed in Burnett County Circuit Court against 2 men following a traffic stop on June 25, 2017, which resulted in the seizure of over 28 grams of methamphetamine. According to the criminal complaints filed against the 2 men, one dose of methamphetamine is typically 1/8 gram to 1/4 gram, meaning that 28 grams (1 ounce) of methamphetamine could be divided into 112 to 224 doses.
A call regarding an erratic driver was received by Burnett County Dispatch on June 25, 2017, just before 10:00 PM. A short time later officers located a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle in the complaint made. The driver identified himself as Robert Davis.
The criminal complaint states that the officer noticed that Davis was sweaty and nervous and would not make eye contact with the officer. Davis denied any erratic driving. The passenger in the vehicle identified himself as Bruce Leonardi. Loenardi also would not make any eye contact with the officer, and the criminal complaint goes on to state the Leonardi was looking at a stack of used lottery tickets and ignored everything the officer said to him until the officer opened the passenger car door and told him to get out of the car.
The officer asked both men if they would consent to a search of their person, and they both said yes. When the officer patted down Davis, a plastic bag containing methamphetamine was located in the front chest pocket of his bib overalls. The bag contained over 28 grams of methamphetamine.
When the officer asked Loenardi if he had any weapons or illegal drugs on his person, Leonardi told the officer that he had a knife and a pill bottle. According to the criminal complaint, the pill bottle which the officer found on Leonardi contained 14 miscellaneous pills and a plastic bag containing over 2 grams of methamphetamine.
Both men were placed under arrest and appeared for bail bond hearings on June 26, 2017. Davis was placed on a $250 cash bond which was posted a few days later. Leonardi was placed on a signature bail bond.
Davis is facing charges of Class D Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Other Schedule I Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, more than 10 grams but less than 50 grams. If convicted of this charge, Davis could face a maximum sentence of 25 years confinement in state prison, a fine not to exceed $100,000, or both. The Court may also suspend Davis's driver's license for 6 months to 5 years if he is convicted of this charge.
Leonardi is charged with Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine. The maximum penalty for this charge is imprisonment not to exceed 3 years and 6 months, a fine not to exceed $10,000, or both, and possible suspension of his driver's license for 6 months to 5 years.
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.