A 35-year-old Park Falls woman was sentenced to one year in the Wisconsin Prison System after being convicted of possession with intent-heroin and one count of felony bail jumping in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Nicole M. Butler’s sentence will run consecutive to a sentence she is currently serving. She also received credit for 154 days already served in jail. 

Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III also sentenced Butler to three years of extended supervision with conditions including: continue treatment as deemed appropriate by the agent; absolute sobriety; and fined $518 on the possession conviction and $268 on the felony bail jumping conviction. Judge Nielsen said the fines can be paid during her extended supervision.

Ten other felony bail jumping charges were dismissed as part of Butler’s  plea agreement, along with two other counts of possession of narcotic drugs, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession with intent-narcotic drugs.

According to the complaint, Butler was being investigated since November 2017 for allegedly selling drugs in Lac du Flambeau. Officers initiated a traffic stop on her vehicle Aug. 25, 2018, in Lac du Flambeau and located heroin and other drugs and paraphernalia during a search of the vehicle.

In other felony cases, David E.L. Turney, 48, of Rhinelander, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine (meth) and misdemeanor bail jumping. He was sentenced to one year, six months in the Wisconsin Prison System and two years of extended confinement. Judge Nielsen stayed that sentence and Turney was placed on probation for three years with conditions. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and a second count of misdemeanor bail jumping were dismissed in the plea agreement.

Conditions of Turney’s probation included: provide 80 hours of community service; alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and follow through; and fined $518 on the possession of meth conviction and $443 on the bail jumping conviction, including DNA surcharge. Judge Nielsen said $518 from Turney’s  bond would be applied toward the fines and he must pay $50 per month commencing June 1 on the remaining amount. He received credit for 28 days served in jail in the event of revocation.

According to the complaint, officers conducted a welfare check at a residence at 2820 Highway D in Lac du Flambeau April 4, 2018, because a child was being exposed to individuals using meth. During a search, officers located two tourniquets and four used syringes with one field-testing positive for meth. Turney was located in the basement concealing himself.

Michael R. Lemmons, 27, of Eagle River, charged with  manufacture/deliver LSD in a 2017 case, and two counts of felony bail jumping, two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia in a 2019 case, had a pretrial conference set for March 5 at 11:45 a.m.  for both cases.

According to the complaint, Lemmons allegedly sold LSD in a controlled purchase in Eagle River Dec. 4, 2017, and then was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by law enforcement officers Jan. 27, 2019, in St. Germain because the vehicle’s registration was expired. During an investigation, K-9 Helo alerted on the vehicle and Lemmons was arrested for allegedly possessing drug paraphernalia.

Lemmons also faces new charges of taking and driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent, battery or threat to a law enforcement officer, six counts of felony bail jumping and four counts of misdemeanor bail jumping. His pretrial conference in that case also will be March 5. His $5,000 cash bond was continued.

According to the complaint in that case, Lemmons allegedly took another person’s vehicle without their consent and threatened a law enforcement officer Feb. 11, 2019, in Eagle River. Following an investigation, it was learned Lemmons allegedly took a relative’s vehicle and he was located in the basement of residence in the city and arrested. 

Amanda L. Thomas, 34, of Bayfield, charged with possession of meth, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, had a preliminary hearing set for April 11 at 9 a.m. Her $1,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Thomas, was arrested after she was located at the casino in Lac du Flambeau March 9, 2018, and there had been an active warrant for her arrest. Law enforcement officers allegedly located meth, a suboxone strip and syringes with a red residue in her purse.

Kristine A. Laursen, 40, of Rhinelander, charged with theft of moveable property-special facts, had a preliminary hearing set for March 7 at 8:30 a.m. Her $1,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers responded to a theft complaint in the town of Winchester. According to the complaint, Laursen was hired to take care of a man’s wife two days a week and on Aug. 13, 2018,  he took his wife to the dentist and returned and couldn’t find a Kindle or wallet in the house that evening. Laursen apparently never returned to work after Aug. 13. Officers later learned the Kindle was deactivated and reregistered with Amazon Oct. 29, 2018, and officers were able to track the alleged theft to Laursen, according to the complaint.

David R. Wencl, 31, of Minocqua, charged with felony bail jumping and resisting or obstructing an officer, had a pretrial conference set for March 12 at 10:45 a.m. He was released on a $500 cash bond Feb. 11.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers responded to a complaint of an altercation at Lac du Flambeau Smoke Shop Dec. 14, 2018, and Wencl allegedly was involved in the incident in which another person was threatened, according to the complaint.

Alyah Wayman, 20, of La du Flambeau, pleaded not guilty to charges of manufacture/delivery of amphetamine, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia and a pretrial conference was set for April 9 at 11:30 a.m. Wayman also pleaded not guilty to charges of felony bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia in a second case.

According to the complaint, Wayman allegedly sold amphetamines in a controlled purchase June 21, 2018, and was arrested for allegedly possessing meth and a used syringe while out on bond, she was asked by security to leave Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau Oct. 31, 2018, and law enforcement officers were called. Officers allegedly located a syringe in her purse that tested positive for meth.

James B. Armstrong, 31, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with five counts of failure to support a child for more than 120 days in one case and  possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an illegally-obtained prescription, possession of marijuana, four counts of felony bail jumping and four counts of misdemeanor bail jumping in a second case, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for April 9 at 10 a.m.

According to the complaint, Armstrong was obligated to pay $177 per month in child support payments dating back to 2013 and had accrued $9,900 in arrears. Armstrong was then arrested Jan. 31, 2019, as part of a drug investigation and search warrant at a residence in Lac du Flambeau that resulted in the drug charges.

Ryan A. St. Germaine, 32, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession with intent-marijuana, possession of marijuana and neglecting a child, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for April 2 at 10 a.m. His $2,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, St. Germaine was arrested for allegedly being intoxicated at the Flame Inn in Lac du Flambeau Oct. 16, 2018. The next day officers continued their investigation and located his vehicle at the Flame Inn and the inside of the vehicle allegedly smelled like marijuana. Officers also allegedly  located a jar with 2.7 grams of marijuana. Officers then went to St. Germaine’s residence at 2793 Wazhashk Trail, where St. Germaine was allegedly smoking marijuana with children present.

Dallas L. Allen, 24, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, theft of moveable property, resisting or obstructing an officer and three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, had a preliminary hearing set for April 15 at 1:30 p.m. His $1,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers responded to a theft complaint in the town of Lac du Flambeau Dec. 23, 2018. According to the complaint, Allen allegedly entered the garage and took a wallet out of the center console of the  vehicle in the garage. The wallet contained $80. Officers followed tracks in the snow to an apartment building at 938 Elks Point Lane. A surveillance video showed Allen walk through the lobby following the allegedly theft and he was the only person to walk through the lobby, according to the complaint.