WASHBURN COUNTY — Two people have been arrested after the Washburn County Sheriffs Office, Spooner Police Department and the Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigations, Methamphetamine Investigation leads to traffic stop and over 1 pound of Methamphetamine and large sum of cash, according to a press release from the Washburn County Sheriff's Office.
On August 24th, the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation were continuing a methamphetamine investigation in the Township of Evergreen, Washburn County, WI.
The investigation lead to a traffic stop in Washburn County. A Lexus SUV with MN plates. Located in the vehicle were two individuals from Hinckley, MN who had traveled to the Washburn County area. The two suspects are Richard James Reynolds, and Robin Irons of Hinkley, MN.
Washburn County K9, Onyx, was utilized to do a sniff of the vehicle and positively alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics inside the vehicle.
A subsequent search of the vehicle was conducted and over a pound of Methamphetamine was located inside the vehicle. That amount of Methamphetamine has a street value in the local area of over $35,000. Also located in the vehicle was a large sum of cash, marijuana, stun guns and drug paraphernalia.
Both suspects were taken to the Washburn County Jail and booked on charges of Felony Possessions with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine over 50 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Felony Possession of THC.
Both suspects are being held on $50,000 cash bond.
Methamphetamine use continues to plague Washburn County. However, the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office believes this drug seizure obviously keeps a large amount of this poison of the streets of Washburn County, and out of the hands of people struggling with their addiction.
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The sad part is, there is always more of this drug that will continue to make its way into Washburn County. But the good news is, Washburn County is willing and ready to fight to keep it out.
Outstanding work by all involved.
Per Sheriff Stuart