Spooner Woman Sentenced on Drug Charges

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | by Ben Dryden |


BURNETT COUNTY -- A Spooner, WI woman has been sentenced in Burnett County Circuit Court regarding her drug-related criminal charges.

Linda Blair appeared in Burnett County Circuit Court on July 30, 2018 for a sentencing hearing on her charges of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana), and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Charges were filed against Blair following an incident in August 2017 when a St. Croix Tribal Police Officer stopped the vehicle that Blair was in.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Burnett County Circuit Court, a K9 check of the vehicle resulted in officers locating the following items:

  • a clear gem baggie between the driver's seat and center console which contained green leafy material
  • a clear glass pipe with white powder in an eyeglass case under the front passenger seat
  • a small metal pipe with burnt black residue inside it
  • a small amount of green leafy material inside a purse (which Blair reportedly said belonged to her)

Online circuit court records show that Blair entered a plea of Guilty to her charge of Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana). Blair’s other charges were dismissed but read in.

The Court accepted Blair’s plea and found her guilty, ordering a sentence of 1 year probation. Conditions of Blair’s probation will require her to undergo regular drug testing, complete an alcohol and other drug assessment and seek gainful employment.

Charges of Misdemeanor Operating While Revoked were filed against Alan Olson, also of Spooner, WI, who was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident, according to the criminal complaint. In a separate criminal case filed in Burnett County Circuit Court, Olson is charged with Misdemeanor Possession of THC. Details of that case are not known to DrydenWire.com at this time. Olson is scheduled to appear again later this month regarding his charges

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.


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Traffic Stop & K-9 Sniff Result in Drug Charges for Spooner Man and Woman

Friday, September 15, 2017 | by Ben Dryden

Criminal charges have been filed in Burnett County Circuit Court against Linda Blair, of Spooner, WI, following a traffic stop near Hertel Express on August 15, 2017, just before 2:00 AM. According to the criminal complaint filed against Blair, Alan Olson, also of Spooner, WI was driving the vehicle at the time and online circuit court records indicate that he has also received criminal charges stemming from the stop.

The criminal complaint states that a St. Croix Tribal Police Officer stopped the vehicle after running a routine check on the license plate which showed that the registered owner had no valid driver's license. After identifying both Blair and Olson, the officer learned that neither of them had valid driver's licenses. The officer then told Olson that he would be receiving a citation for operating after revocation and that the vehicle would be towed.

A K-9 sniff around the vehicle was then performed prior to having it towed. After the K-9 alerted to the possible presence of controlled substances in the vehicle, officers found the following items inside the vehicle:

  • a clear gem baggie between the driver's seat and center console which contained green leafy material
  • a clear glass pipe with white powder in an eyeglass case under the front passenger seat
  • a small metal pipe with burnt black residue inside it
  • a small amount of green leafy material inside a purse (which Blair reportedly said belonged to her)

Officers conducted tests on the substances and received positive results for methamphetamine and marijuana according to the criminal complaint.

Blair is facing charges of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana), and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Online circuit court records show that she appeared in Burnett County Circuit Court for a bail bond hearing on August 15, 2017, and was placed on a signature bond. Blair appeared again on September 13, 2017, with her defense attorney and requested a preliminary hearing on her felony charges.

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.


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