BURNETT COUNTY -- Criminal charges have been filed against 3 people after authorities executed a search warrant at a residence in the Village of Siren in Burnett County, WI in May 2020.
When Law Enforcement arrived at the residence on Capes Street, they located Troy Lanning, Gerard McKee, and Chelsea Lindmeier. When questioned, Lanning allegedly said that the 3 of them had been attempting to pool enough funds together to get a bigger shipment of methamphetamine, according to a criminal complaint filed against Lanning in Burnett County Circuit Court.
Authorities searched a vehicle parked at the residence, and inside the vehicle, found a loaded RUGER P90DC, a glass smoking device (which tested positive for meth), and over $300 in US Currency.
During the search of the residence, authorities located over 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine; nearly 10 grams of suspected cocaine; a digital scale which tested positive for methamphetamine; numerous unused gem bags and other items of drug paraphernalia; over $600 in US Currency; and several cell phones.
Charges filed against Lindmeier include Class E Felony Possess w/Intent-Cocaine (>5-15g); Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine; and 3 counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The charges against Lindmeier also were filed with the penalty enhancers of Party to a Crime and Repeater. Lindmeier was placed on a $2,500 cash bail bond at a hearing on May 13, 2020 which was posted a few days later. She appeared most recently on June 16, 2020 and is scheduled to appear again in August 2020.
Charges of Misdemeanor Carry Concealed Weapon and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, Party to a Crime were filed against McKee. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in July 2020. No details are included in online circuit court records at the the time of this post as to any bail bond conditions for McKee.
Lanning is charged with Class D Felony possession with intent to deliver and distribute a controlled substance, to-wit: Methamphetamine (more than 10 grams but not more than 50 grams); 2 counts of Class F Felony possession with intent to deliver and distribute a controlled substance, to-wit: Methamphetamine (3 grams or less); Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place; and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. All of the charges against Lanning were filed with the penalty enhancers of Party to a Crime and Repeater attached.
DrydenWire.com previously reported in November 2016 that Lanning had been sentenced in Burnett County Circuit Court to 10 years of probation for drug related convictions. Online circuit court records indicate that in 2018 Lanning was convicted of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Party to a Crime, and received an additional 2 years of probation.
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Lanning appeared for a hearing on May 13, 2020 andwas placed on a $5,000 cash bond. He appeared most recently on June 3, 2020 by video while in custody and is scheduled to appear again in August 2020.
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