BURNETT COUNTY -- An incident on July 18, 2017, in the Village of Grantsburg, WI, has resulted in felony methamphetamine possession charges being filed against 2 people in Burnett County Circuit Court.
According to the criminal complaint(s), law enforcement made contact with Dominique Fleckner and Dennis Goepfert, both of Grantsburg, WI. During the course of the police contact, a search was conducted of a backpack which Fleckner claimed as hers. Officers found a metal marijuana pipe in the backpack, and Fleckner allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana and told officers that the pipe was hers.
Goepfert reportedly told law enforcement that earlier on the same day, Fleckner called him for a ride and that when he picked her up Fleckner told him that she had been with Rick Polinski when the police chased them into the old apartments by Denny's Bar.
The criminal complaint goes on to state that Goepfert told the officers that after Fleckner got into his vehicle, she placed a methamphetamine pipe and a gem bag containing methamphetamine into the glove box of his vehicle.
When the glove box was searched, officers did locate a clear bag containing methamphetamine, marijuana, and a pipe containing white burned residue inside the glove box.
Fleckner is charged with Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The charges filed against Goepfert are Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Both Fleckner and Goepfert appeared for bail bond hearings on July 19, 2017. They each were placed on Signature Bonds and ordered not to use or possess any illegal drugs or controlled substances without a prescription.
Goepfert appeared for an Initial Appearance regarding his criminal charges on August 9, 2017, according to public record, and is scheduled to appear again on October 24, 2017, for a preliminary examination hearing.
Public record indicates that an Initial Appearance on Fleckner's criminal charges has been re-scheduled from August 9, 2017, to August 23, 2017.
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.