A 42-year-old Lac du Flambeau man who was found guilty of a drug-related charge had a prison sentence stayed and was placed on probation in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Brandon L. Vetterneck pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession with intent-amphetamine and felony jumping. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping were dismissed as part of the plea agreement, as were charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine (meth) from another case. 

Vetterneck was sentenced to three years in the Wisconsin Prison System on the first count and two years of confinement on the second. Those sentences were stayed and Vetterneck was placed on probation for four years, concurrent to a federal hold. 

Vilas County Circuit Court Judge Neal A. Nielsen III said conditions of his probation include serve six months in the Vilas County Jail with work release privileges, pay fine and court costs of $518 on each count, alcohol and other drug abuse assessment (AODA) and follow through, not to possess or consume intoxicants and no taverns. He received credit for 177 days served in jail in the event of revocation.

According to the complaint, officers conducted a search warrant at 2990 Cemetery Road in Lac du Flambeau July 6, 2018. Vetterneck was at the residence and officers searched his vehicle were they located a case with four used syringes, with one testing positive for meth, and a glass smoking pipe.

In other felony cases, Anna R. Greene, 23, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of burglary of a building or dwelling and criminal damage to property. A 12-month deferred entry of judgement (DEJ) was entered and approved on the first count. Her sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for one year on the second county. 

Conditions of Greene’s probation include AODA assessment and follow through, letter of apology to the victim, and pay fine and costs totalling $443, including DNA surcharge. She received credit for four days served in jail in the event of revocation. 

Conditions of the DEJ include complete one year of probation, commit no crimes and note any address changes to the district attorneys office. If she completes the conditions of the DEJ, the felony charged will be dismissed.

According to the complaint, a man returned to his residence after spearfishing the night before and a screen on a living room window was cut. He said a bottle of vodka and a speaker for a cell phone were missing from the residence. A surveillance camera at the apartment showed a female walking toward the apartments at 4:15 a.m. and then return to a car. Officers who watched the video also observed a person drinking from a bottle. The female was later identified as Greene, according to the complaint. 

Channing D.J. Williams, 31, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct, was bound over for arraignment and not guilty pleas were entered by the court. A pretrial conference was set for Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers were called to a Lac du Flambeau residence  Oct. 27, 2018, with the caller stating Williams was intoxicated and had a large knife. Williams was detained in a bedroom, where officers allegedly located a .270-caliber rifle, a 15-inch butcher knife, a suboxone strip without a prescription and syringes. Williams was arrested and taken to the hospital for a blood draw, where his blood alcohol concentration was 0.275%. According to court documents, Williams was convicted of exposing his genital or pubic area, a felony, in Vilas County in June of 2013.

K-Paul A. Burgess, 29, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with felony bail jumping, third-offense operating while intoxicated and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, waived his preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found he had committed a crime and he was bound over for arraignment. No guilty pleas were entered by the court and a pretrial conference was set for Jan. 8 at 9:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers responded to a one-vehicle accident at 11:23 p.m. Nov. 22, 2018. Officers found that a northbound vehicle apparently struck a utility pole and an out building at 737 Old Abe Road. Burgess apparently was the driver of the vehicle, which had extensive damage. Burgess allegedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.262%.

Margaret M. Gomez, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent-marijuana and three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping. She was bound over for arraignment and not guilty pleas were entered by the court. A motion to modify her $1,000 cash bond was denied by the court. A pretrial conference was set for Feb. 19 at 10:15 a.m. Judge Nielsen said if the bond is posted, she must report to an inpatient treatment facility.

According to the complaint, Gomez was in the Lake of the Torches Casino parking lot, where she alleged possessed plastic gem bags with a green vegetable- like substance, used syringes and a folded $1 bill with a white residue suspected as meth.

Neil R. Jaeger, 33, of Park Falls, charged with possession with intent heroin, and two counts of felony bail jumping, had a pretrial conference set for Jan. 15 at 1:45 p.m.

According to the complaint, Jaeger was under investigation since November of 2017 with concerns that Jaeger was allegedly selling drugs in Lac du Flambeau. Officers initiated a traffic stop on his vehicle and 5.3 grams of suspected heroin were located in a cigarette pack in the vehicle, according to the complaint.