December 21, 2014

Drug bust on LCO reservation

POLICEfile.jpg State, county and tribal officials served a search warrant for illegal drugs on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation Tuesday. The action in the reservation's Drytown community resulted in the seizure of more than six and a half pounds of marijuana, prescription medications and approximately $2,500 cash.

Arrested on tentative charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver was 29 year-old Lac Courte Oreilles tribal member Melvin A. White, Jr. White also faces charges for an outstanding warrant for failure to pay a fine on a previous marijuana possession charge. Additional charges are anticipated. White is being held in the Sawyer County Jail in Hayward. The warrant was served by officers from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Department, LCO Police Department and the Wisconsin Department of Investigation Narcotics Bureau.