Probation was ordered for a couple who appeared in Burnett County Circuit Court regarding their criminal charges for possession of methamphetamine and child neglect.
DrydenWire.com reported on March 8, 2017, that Justin Will and Jackie Moser had been charged criminally following an investigation conducted by the Burnett County Health & Human Services Department and the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation was initiated because a social worker smelled the odor of marijuana in their residence while conducting a home visit.
A search warrant was obtained and during the execution of that search warrant, investigators located multiple items of drug paraphernalia including a scale and pipes for smoking both methamphetamine and marijuana, a bag of marijuana seeds, and baggies containing white residue.
Two children were in the home at the time of the search warrant; a third child was confirmed to be at school.
Charges of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Marijuana (2nd or Subsequent Offense), Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 3 counts of Misdemeanor Child Neglect were filed against both Moser and Will. An additional count was filed against Will charging him with Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Online circuit court records show that Moser and Will appeared in Burnett County Circuit Court on November 9, 2017. Moser entered a plea of Guilty to her charge of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine as well as pleading guilty to one count of Misdemeanor Child Neglect. Will also plead guilty to his charge of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and one count of Misdemeanor Child Neglect. The remainder of the charges filed against both Moser and Will were dismissed but read in for consideration in sentencing.
The Court ordered Moser to serve 2 years on probation while maintaining absolute sobriety. She is also to complete an Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment and comply with any case filed under CHIPS (Children in Need of Protective Services). According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Website, Will is currently serving a sentence at Stanley Correctional. He was also ordered to serve 2 years on probation for his convictions in this matter, and that probation is to begin upon his release from his current sentence. Will is also to maintain absolute sobriety, complete an Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment and comply with any CHIPS court action.
Felony Meth Possession and Child Neglect Charges Filed Against Burnett Co. Couple
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | DrydenWire
Charges including Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Marijuana, and Neglect of a Child have been filed in Burnett County Circuit Court against Jackie Moser and Justin Will of Webster, Wisconsin.
According to the criminal complaints, on February 24, 2017, Burnett County Sheriff's Office Investigators were advised by the Burnett County Health and Human Services Department that it was believed that Moser and Will were using marijuana inside their residence on Lily Lake Road, with two of their young children present.
A social worker made a home visit to check on the welfare of the children in the residence and reported to the Burnett County Sheriff's Office that the odor of marijuana was very noticeable. It was confirmed that two young children, ages 2 and 10 months were in the home at the time. Another child, age 7, was confirmed to be in school at the time.
The Burnett County Sheriff's Office subsequently obtained and executed a search warrant on the residence. Both Will and Moser were in the residence when the search warrant was executed as well as the two younger children.
During the execution of the search warrant, investigators located numerous smoking devices for both marijuana and methamphetamine. Investigators found a bag of marijuana seeds near the microwave along with a coffee can containing marijuana 'shake' above the microwave. The criminal complaint continues stating that a 12 gauge shotgun was found leaning next to the master bedroom dresser with a sling attached to it containing shotgun shells. Also found in the master bedroom were multiple glass devices for smoking methamphetamine along with a digital scale and a marijuana grinder as well as baggies containing white residue. Investigators also collected a glass device for smoking methamphetamine from one of Will's pockets.
The criminal complaint states further that Will has been convicted of a felony previously and because of that conviction cannot possess a firearm of any kind.
Public record shows that Will and Moser each appeared at bail bond hearings in Burnett County Circuit Court on February 27, 2017. The Court ordered $250.00 Cash Bail Bonds for both Moser and Will with the condition that neither of them may have contact with the children unless approved by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Jackie Moser is charged with Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Marijuana (2nd or Subsequent Offense), Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 3 counts of Misdemeanor Child Neglect.
Justin Will has the same charges with an additional charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Moser and Will both were scheduled to make an Initial Appearance on their criminal charges in Burnett County Circuit Court today March 8, 2017. They both did appear for today's hearings and the Court scheduled their next Court hearings for May 15, 2017.
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.