Press Release

On Wednesday July 15, 2020 at approximately 5:21 p.m., officers of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department executed a search warrant at 12651W Gurno Lake Road.

After obtaining probable cause for a search warrant LCO Native American Drug and Gang Initiative (NADGI) team members executed the search warrant.

As a result of the search warrant officers arrested James R. Fairbanks (25) of Stone Lake for possession of heroin with intent to deliver more than 3 grams, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation.

Officers seized multiple items used for drug trafficking and drug paraphernalia. Also seized were multiple prepackaged bindles of heroin along with cash.

The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department will continue their efforts in their mission to protect the citizens of the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation.

- Per Chief Timothy Debrot, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department



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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