A 38-year-old St. Germain man was charged with four drug-related felonies in Vilas County Circuit Court last week after officers responded to a call of a possible overdosed female in the town of St. Germain in April.

Justin A. Sernovitz has been charged with two counts of possession of narcotic drugs, possession of methamphetamine (meth), possession of marijuana (second-plus offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sernovitz waived his preliminary hearing, probable cause was found he had committed a crime, and he was bound over for arraignment. Not guilty pleas were entered by the court and a pretrial conference was set for June 11 at 11:45 a.m. 

Vilas Circuit Court Judge Neal A. Nielsen III amended Sernovitz’s $1,000 cash bond to a $500 cash bond, with the conditions he maintain absolute sobriety, comply with all directives of Social Services and he maintain a curfew of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. seven days a week.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers received a call at 2:42 p.m. April 21 of a possible overdosed female at a St. Germain residence. Officers located an unconscious woman in a bedroom and administered Narcan. They also located a syringe on the floor near the bed and a spoon with a white residue in the bedroom. Offices also noted an odor of marijuana in an open dresser drawer. 

Sernovitz told authorities he allegedly shot up heroin two days earlier and smoked marijuana earlier that day. After receiving a search warrant, officers located fentanyl, heroin, meth, marijuana, a grinder and pipes in the house. Officers also noted there were four children in the house.

In other felony cases, Amanda M. Altamore, 34, of St. Germain, charged with possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia, waived her preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found she had committed a crime and she was bound over for arraignment. Not guilty pleas were entered by the court and a pretrial conference was set for June 11 at 11 a.m. Her $1,000 signature bond was continued. 

According to the complaint, a law enforcement officer initiated a traffic stop on Altamore, who was allegedly traveling 41 mph in a 25-mph speed zone on Highway 70 in Eagle River at 8:49 p.m. April 7. Altamore told the officer she was not familiar with the vehicle she was driving and he issued her a warning for speeding. 

In the meantime, K-9 Helo alerted on the vehicle and officers located three small baggies in Altamore’s purse with a crystal-like substance that tested positive for meth and a marijuana pipe in the vehicle, according to the complaint. 

Silvia Trevizo, 33, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, waived her preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found she had committed a crime and she was bound over for arraignment. Not guilty pleas were entered and a pretrial conference was set for June 18 at 9:15 a.m. Her $1,000 signature bond was continued. 

Trevizo also is charged with five counts of felony bail jumping, two counts of possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia in two other cases. Those cases will track with the initial case.

According to the complaint, Trevizo allegedly possessed used syringes with a liquid that tested positive for meth Jan. 4 in Lac du Flambeau. She then allegedly possessed marijuana Feb. 20 in Arbor Vitae and allegedly possessed both a syringe and a cut-to-length straw that had residues that tested positive for meth April 8 in Lac du Flambeau, according to the complaint. 

Tawnie R. Demaray, 23, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession of meth and felony bail jumping. Charges of felony bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed, but read in, as part of the plea agreement.

Demaray’s sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for 36 months. Conditions of her probation include: alcohol and other drug abuse treatment and counseling as deemed appropriate by the agent; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; and pay court costs of $518 on each count, including DNA surcharge. She must pay $50 per month commencing Aug. 1. She also received credit for 19 days served in jail in the event of revocation.

According to the complaint, Demaray possessed meth, an aluminum pipe and a syringe July 5, 2018, in Lac du Flambeau.

Kelsey L. Williams, 34, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, second-offense operating while intoxicated, attempted battery of a law enforcement officer, possession of an illegally obtained prescription and six counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, had a preliminary hearing set for June 20 at 8:30 a.m. Her $1,000 cash bond was amended to a $500 cash bond, with a condition that she can work at an establishment that serves alcohol.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers received a complaint of a vehicle parked in the bus entrance at the Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau at 1:06 a.m. April 6. Williams was located in the driver’s seat passed out, according to the complaint, with the vehicle in drive and running. Officers woke Williams and reported the odor of intoxicants emitting from Williams, who refused a field sobriety test. Officers located 3.2 grams of marijuana in the vehicle and a Buprenorphine tablet in Williams’ purse, according to the complaint. She was taken to the hospital for a blood draw and allegedly attempted to bite and kick an officer.

James D. Brisk, 30, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with taking and driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent and resisting or obstructing an officer, had a preliminary hearing set for June 5 at 3 p.m. His $1,000 signature bond was continued with the conditions he not possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns and no abusive contact with the victim.

According to the complaint, Brisk allegedly took a vehicle from a Lac du Flambeau residence April 19 sometime before 4:24 a.m. The vehicle owner reported the vehicle back in the driveway at 3076 Cemetery Road at 7:28 a.m., but the owner still wanted to press charges against Brisk. Officers learned there was an active probation apprehension re­quest and a warrant for his arrest. During his arrest, Brisk allegedly struck his head against the inside of the squad car and removed himself from the transport belt, according to the complaint.

Justin L. Sero, 33, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with two counts of felony bail jumping, resisting or ob­structing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia, waived his preliminary hearing. Not guilty pleas were entered by the court after probable cause was found that he had committed a crime. His $2,500 cash bond was continued and a pretrial conference was set for June 11 at 11:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, a search warrant was executed at 2798 Little Pines Road in Lac du Flambeau Feb. 26 and officers had a warrant for his arrest. Officers located Sero hiding in a bedroom closet, where they also located two used syringes with a liquid resi­due. According to the complaint, Sero resisted officers when they attempted to place handcuffs on him and he attempted to lock his cellphone.

Darius E. Coker-Lis, 25, of Lac du Flambeau was sentenced to nine months in the Vilas County Jail at a sentencing hearing on revocation. The judge noted Coker-Lis received credit for 232 days already served in jail and received a time-served sentence. 

According to court documents, he was placed on probation for 24 months July 6, 2017, after being found guilty to criminal trespass and two counts of disorderly conduct. But on or about April 4, 2019, he possessed drug paraphernalia, and from Jan. 14, 2019, until his arrest April 4, he failed to notify his probation agent of his whereabouts, violations of his probation.

Donna A. Christensen, 19, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with two counts of felony bail jumping, resisting or ob­structing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia, waived her preliminary hearing. Not guilty pleas were entered by the court and a pretrial conference was set for June 11 at 11:15 a.m. Her $500 cash bond was amended to a $2,500 signature bond with conditions, including: reside with grandmother with a curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.; report to the Family Re­source Center and follow through with any recommendations; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; and if released, must be picked up by mother, father or grandmother.

According to the complaint, Christensen was a passenger in a vehicle that slid into some small pine trees near the intersection of highways 70 and O in the town of St. Germain at 12:47 p.m. Jan. 26. The driver of the vehicle, who had a suspended driver’s license, allegedly fled the scene and was later taken into custody. According to the complaint, Christensen refused to tell officers the name of the driver and she allegedly possessed a smoking device.