SHELL LAKE -- A Spooner woman has plead guilty to charges of possession of methamphetamine stemming from a Spooner Police investigation which has resulted in criminal charges in Washburn County Circuit Court for multiple individuals.
Kaydee Mortensen, of Spooner, WI, was one of the several people located by law enforcement early this year during the execution of a search warrant on February 22, 2017, at a residence near Spooner, WI on Carlton Road. Several people received criminal charges, including Mortensen. DrydenWire.com previously reported regarding the criminal charges from this incident which were issued to Jeremy Englund, Eric Hamer, and Diana Hobbs (see below).
According to online circuit court records, charges of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia were filed against Mortensen. The criminal complaint filed against Mortensen states that when officers spoke to her at the residence following her arrest, she reportedly admitted to having smoked methamphetamine as well as hash and that she had a methamphetamine pipe on her person.
The search warrant was executed at the residence on Carlton Road after a lengthy investigation by the Spooner Police Department resulting from multiple tips from confidential informants stating that methamphetamine, heroin and prescription pills were being sold out of that residence and that marijuana was being grown there.
When officers arrived at the residence, several people fled on foot. According to the criminal complaint, at least 5 individuals were apprehended outside the residence. When officers interviewed Mortensen, she allegedly told them that everyone at the residence was smoking methamphetamine and hash inside Jeremy Englund's bedroom. Mortensen also stated that she smokes methamphetamine in order to have friends and that she had only been smoking it for a few months.
During the search of the residence, officers located dozens of items of drug paraphernalia including hypodermic needles and pipes, as well as equipment which appeared to be for the purpose of creating drug paraphernalia and other equipment which was suspected to be for making hash oil. Officers also found marijuana, prescription pills, methamphetamine and heroin.
Online circuit court records show that on September 8, 2017, Mortensen appeared in Washburn County Circuit Court and plead guilty to Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine as well as pleading guilty to a charge of Misdemeanor Bail Jump (reduced from Felony Bail Jump) and a charge Misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property filed against her in a separate case. Charges of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct were dismissed but read in for consideration in Mortensen's sentence.
Mortensen also is facing charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in a criminal case filed against her in Douglas County Circuit Court. The Court issued a warrant for her arrest on that case on July 31, 2017.
Mortensen is scheduled to be sentenced on her convictions in Washburn County Circuit Court in October 2017.
Spooner Woman Facing Charges of Maintaining Drug Trafficking Place
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | by Ben Dryden
SHELL LAKE -- Charges of maintaining a drug trafficking place are filed in Washburn County Circuit Court against a woman living in the Spooner, WI area.
Diana Hobbs is facing charges in Washburn County Circuit Court of Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place, Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Class I Felony Possession of Heroin, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
According to the criminal complaint filed against Hobbs, she was the property owner at a Carlton Road, Spooner, WI address at which Washburn County law enforcement executed a search warrant in February of 2017.
Several individuals were located at the residence during the search warrant, along with dozens of items of drug paraphernalia including scales, bongs, pipes, glass vials, and hypodermic needles, and equipment which was suspected to be for manufacturing pipes for smoking controlled substances.
Also located during the search warrant was suspected: methamphetamine; marijuana; brown liquid stored in multiple containers, and multiple prescription pills including Adderall and Hydrocodone. Officers also found multiple rounds of ammunition and a Police Badge marked Shell Lake Police Department, #846.
The criminal complaint states that an investigation into this residence began as early as June 2016 when tips were received by the Spooner Police Department that someone at a trailer house near Tracks restaurant was selling marijuana. Confidential informants provided information to the Spooner Police Department regarding names of those who were reportedly selling drugs at the residence, including Jeremy Englund.
The criminal complaint states that Hobbs reportedly told officers during the search warrant that she smokes marijuana and knew that others were smoking it at the residence also. She also reportedly stated that she knew that Englund was making glass marijuana pipes at the residence.
Items listed in the criminal complaint as being found in Hobb's bedroom include several suspected methamphetamine pipes and loaded hypodermic needles as well as a suspected hash oil operation.
Hobbs was scheduled to plead to her charges in July 2017, however, a motion was made at that time for a new defense attorney. The Court granted that motion. Hobbs is scheduled to appear again on her charges later in September.
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