SAWYER COUNTY -- A drug investigation has resulted in the discovery of a drug trafficking house in Hayward, WI.
An investigation by the Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Tribal Police Department has resulted in criminal charges for three men, Clinton Price, Jr., age 30, of Hayward, WI; Vincent Williams, age 17, of Farmington, MN; and Michael LaBlanc, age 17, of Minneapolis, MN.
In January 2020, Price, Jr. allegedly sold heroin to a confidential informant according to a criminal complaint filed against him in Sawyer County Circuit Court.
A search warrant was obtained for Price’s residence located on Watertower Lane. LCO Tribal Police Officers executed the search warrant together and found Price, LaBlanc, Williams, and two juvenile males inside the residence.
Clinton Price, Jr.
Investigating Officers also found three scales, more than 2 dozen items of drug paraphernalia, over 150 grams of white powder which tested positive for heroin, and marijuana inside the residence.
Price, Jr. told Law Enforcement that he is addicted to heroin, and that the “stuff” in the house belonged to other individuals in the residence who had been selling it and providing heroin to him to help him with his addiction.
Charges of Class C Felony Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin (>50 grams), Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Heroin (>3 grams), Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place have been filed against Price, Jr. The Court has placed Price, Jr. on a $25,000 cash bail bond.
Williams and LaBlanc are each facing charges of Class C Felony Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin (>50 grams). Both men have been placed on cash bonds of $10,000.
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