BURNETT COUNTY -- Multiple criminal complaints and numerous felony drug charges have been filed in Burnett County against Shane Fagnan, of Grantsburg, WI, and Michaela Payment, of Waite Park, MN.

The most recent criminal complaint against Fagnan in Burnett County Circuit Court was filed in February 2020 charging him with Class H Felony Possession With Intent to Deliver Synthetic Cannabinoid (>200G<=1000G) and Class I Felony Possession of Narcotic Drugs. Although the criminal charges were recently filed, according to the complaint, the violations occurred in July 2019 shortly after violations charged against Fagnan in two additional Burnett County Circuit Court criminal complaints, which date back to June and July 2019.

In the previous cases filed against him Fagnan faces charges of Class I Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place; Class D Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine; Class I Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Synthetic Cannabinoid (<=200G), Party to a Crime; Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Class F Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine, Party to a Crime; Class I Felony Delivery of Synthetic Cannabinoid (<=200G), Party to a Crime; Class I Felony Manufacture/Deliver THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)(<=200G), Party to a Crime; Class H Felony Bail Jumping; and Class H Felony Bail Jumping, Party to a Crime. 

The charges were filed following investigations in which law enforcement conducted controlled buys from Shane Fagnan and Michaela Payment of methamphetamine, marijuana, and synthetic cannabinoid (marijuana). Law enforcement also executed multiple search warrants, locating additional synthetic marijuana, methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. 

While executing a search warrant at Fagnan’s residence and vehicle in Grantsburg, WI, investigators found baggies containing methamphetamine inside a washing machine; baggies containing over 80 grams of synthetic marijuana in a bedroom closet; a plastic container holding over 100 grams of synthetic marijuana in the kitchen; a postal scale; multiple items of drug paraphernalia including pipes and grinders; along with approximately $3,000 in cash.

Shane Fagnan


During the investigation into Fagnan, law enforcement received information indicating that Fagnan may have buried money at a property in Burnett County. A search warrant was obtained; no money was located, however, a bottle containing synthetic marijuana was found. While searching a vehicle on the property that was registered to Fagnan, investigators also found a baggie containing a variety of pills including morphine and Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone Bitartrate as well as additional synthetic marijuana.

Michaela Payment


Also facing charges as a result of these investigations is Michaela Payment. Criminal complaints filed in Burnett County Circuit Court charge her with Class D Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Party to a Crime; Class I Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Synthetic Cannabinoid (<=200g), Party to a Crime; Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Class F Felony Delivery of Methamphetamine, Party to a Crime; Class I Felony Manufacture/Deliver THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)(<=200G), Party to a Crime; Class I Felony Deliver Synthetic Cannabinoid (<=200G), Party to a Crime; and Class H Felony Bail jumping. 

Online circuit court records show that Shane and Michaela appeared most recently in February 2020 regarding their criminal charges. Michaela is scheduled to have a Jury Trial in June regarding one of her Burnett County criminal cases. Shane is due to appear again in March 2020.

Michaela is also charged criminally in Pierce County Circuit Court with Class H Felony Bail Jumping and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia. She is scheduled to appear again in March 2020 regarding those 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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