Washburn Sheriff’s Office K9 Assists State Patrol; Seize Over 15 Grams of Meth

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | by Ben Dryden |


Washburn County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit assisted the Wisconsin State Patrol with a traffic stop on January 8, 2018 which resulted in the arrest of 2 men and the seizure of over 15 grams of methamphetamine.

Dennis Deloye, of Spooner, WI, and Bradley Malinowski, of Lake Nebagamon, WI, have both received criminal charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine along with other charges following the traffic stop on January 8, 2018. The drug-related charges stemming from this incident against both Deloye and Malinowski were filed with the ‘Party to a Crime’ (PTAC) penalty enhancer attached. Under Wisconsin State Statutes, if a person aids or abets in the commission of a crime, they can potentially receive increased penalties in their sentence.

Dennis Deloye, of Spooner, WI


Bradley Malinowski, of Lake Nebagamon, WI


After the trooper who stopped the vehicle identified the driver as Malinowski, he reviewed Malinowski’s driver’s license status and discovered that it was revoked. When Malinowski was told that he was going to be arrested for operating a motor vehicle while revoked, he became very agitated, screaming and pushing away from the Trooper.

During the process of placing Malinowski under arrest, a pipe for smoking methamphetamine was found.

Washburn County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit arrived on scene to assist, and K9 Onyx alerted on the vehicle. When the vehicle was checked, a bag containing over 15 grams of methamphetamine was found, along with another glass smoking device and a digital scale with white residue on it.

Deloye was also placed under arrest and both men were transported to the Washburn County Jail.

Deloye has been charged with Class D Felony Possess with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine (>10-50 grams), Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Class H Felony Bail Jump, and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia following this January 8 incident. 



DrydenWire.com previously reported that Deloye was charged criminally in Washburn County Circuit Court following an incident in November 2017 when an anonymous tip resulted in 4 people being arrested. Deloye was charged with Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia from that incident. 

Online circuit court records show that Deloye appeared for a bail bond hearing on January 9 regarding the January 8 traffic stop incident, and was placed on a $100 cash bail bond which was signed that same day. Deloye had previously been placed on a $500 signature bond regarding his charges from the November incident. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance on these new criminal charges next week.

Charges of Class D Felony Possess with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor Operate While Revoked have been filed against Malinowski.

Malinowski also appeared for a bail bond hearing in Washburn County Circuit Court on January 9, 2018, and the court placed him on a $500 signature bond. He is also scheduled to make an initial appearance on his new charges next week. 

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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