SAWYER COUNTY -- A traffic stop on Monday in Hayward led to the arrests of two individuals after Sawyer County K-9 Trace was alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. The result of the "alert" was 271 grams of heroin (approximate street value $20,000.00), according to a press release from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office.

Press Release

On May 24, 2021 at 3:38am, Sawyer County Deputies executed a traffic stop on a silver 2012 Chevrolet Cruze on USH 63 near Beal Avenue in the City of Hayward. The vehicle was stopped for multiple traffic violations.

During the course of the stop, Sawyer County K-9 Trace alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. Deputies searched the vehicle and located 271 grams of heroin (approximate value $20,000.00), 8.5 grams of cocaine; controlled substances (pills), multiple items of drug paraphernalia, a loaded handgun and a large amount of cash.

As a result of the investigation, deputies arrested the driver of the vehicle, Matthew D. Jackson, 27, of Ashland, WI for Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Deliver Heroin, Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Deliver Scheduled IV Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Jackson also received traffic citations for Fail/Stop at Stop Sign, Operating without a Valid Driver’s License and Resisting/Failing to Stop/Fleeing.

Deputies also arrested a female passenger in the vehicle, Keshia L. Wilmer, 27, of Glidden, WI for Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Deliver Heroin.

Both Jackson and Wilmer are currently being held in the Sawyer County Jail on cash bonds. Initial appearances are scheduled for 06/01/21.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

- Per Sheriff Douglas Mrotek


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