WASHBURN COUNTY -- The 3rd individual charged in a 2018 Spooner, WI drug bust has now been sentenced in Washburn County Circuit Court.
DrydenWire.com previously reported that 3 individuals were facing criminal charges following a drug bust in Spooner, WI.
In January 2018, a report of a suspicious male resulted in the Spooner Police Department responding to a residence in Spooner, WI. Subsequently, a search warrant was executed on the residence. Items seized during the execution of the search warrant included multiple used hypodermic needles, multiple ‘gem baggies’ which tested positive for methamphetamine residue, numerous ‘pipes’/devices for smoking controlled substances and a digital scale which tested positive for methamphetamine residue.
Charges were filed against 3 individuals: Craig Bell, Jordan Bell, and Roxanne Greene.
According to the criminal complaint filed against Craig Bell, law enforcement conducted testing and determined that there were components for at least 2 “shake and bake” (or “one pot”) methamphetamine labs.
Craig Bell was charged with Class F Felony Manufacturing of Methamphetamine; Class H Felony Possession of Waste from Methamphetamine Manufacturing; Class H Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia for Manufacturing Methamphetamine; Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place; Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine; and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia with both the Party to a Crime penalty enhancer and the repeat offender penalty enhancer added on.
A plea hearing was held on May 1, 2019, regarding Craig’s criminal charges. He entered pleas of No Contest to his charges of Class F Felony Manufacturing of Methamphetamine and Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place. The remaining charges against Craig were dismissed but read in.
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At a sentencing hearing on August 5, 2019, the Court heard a joint sentencing recommendation from the State of Wisconsin and Defense Counsel for Craig for 2 years imprisonment followed by 2 years of extended supervision.
The Court ordered a 12.5 year imposed and stayed sentence with 1 year of conditional jail time for Craig’s conviction of Class F Felony Manufacturing of Methamphetamine: 7.5 years of initial confinement followed by 5 years of extended supervision. Huber privileges were granted to Craig for purposes of treatment, and he was ordered to maintain absolute sobriety. In addition, the Court ordered a 3.5-year sentence on Craig’s conviction of Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, to be served concurrently.
DrydenWire.com previously reported that Jordan Bell received a sentence of 1 year and 6 months initial confinement in state prison to be followed by 2 years of extended supervision on an amended charge of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine.
Roxanne Greene received a deferred judgment of conviction agreement; as pertaining to Greene’s charge of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine. This means that although the Court accepted Greene’s plea of guilty on April 6, 2018, she will not be sentenced until the Court determines that her deferred sentencing agreement is either successfully completed or has been violated and must be revoked. The Court also ordered 2 years of probation for Greene and ordered her to complete a treatment program.