Ten arrested on Forest County drug felony charges

For the Star Journal

CRANDON — Ten suspects are awaiting court appearances in Forest County after they were arrested on alleged drug charges last month.

According to the Forest County Sheriff’s Office, the dispatcher received an 911 call early on Jan. 25 about a possible drug overdose in the city of Lincoln. When officers arrived at the scene, they found two people requiring medical attention. Narcan was administered and both were transported to Aspiraus Rhinelander Hospital.

Officers found drugs and drug paraphernalia at the scene.

During the investigation, the Forest County Drug Task Force found fentanyl, crack cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. It was also discovered that a vehicle had been stolen from the home, drugs had been taken and several people had fled the home before police arrived. During a search of a second home, the vehicle and other drugs, drug paraphernalia and packaging materials were found.

On Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 26, the Forest County Dispatch Center received a 911 call asking for Laona Pharmacy assistance regarding a possible overdose. Narcan was re-administered and the person was transported to the hospital. The overdose was found to have occurred in a home that was being searched. Items found included fentanyl, heroin, codeine, oxycodone, marijuana, nitrous oxide and prescription pills.

Two men were found hiding in the home and arrested. Through this investigation, it is alleged that all those arrested were involved together in a previous burglary and two traffic stops.

The 10 arrested suspects:

Brandon Phalen, 23 of Crandon, possession with intent to supply fentanyl, possession of drug paraphernalia, bail jumping. He posted $10,000 cash bail and was released.

Richard Harris, 46 of Laona, Fentanyl Possession, Codeine Possession, Heroin Possession, Oxycodone Possession, Gabapentin Possession, THC Possession, Nitrous Oxide Possession, Crime Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Venue, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Omission help a victim.

Willie Fields, 41 of Milwaukee, reckless first degree injury, supply of fentanyl, possession of cocaine, possession of fentanyl, resisting/obstructing an officer and two counts of bail jumping and failure to assist a victim.

Maurice Shegonee, 24 of West Allis, supply of fentanyl, supply of cocaine, reckless first-degree injury, failure to provide assistance to a victim, driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, theft, two counts of misdemeanor bail and post-revocation surgery.

Clarissa Johson, 44 of West Allis, burglary, possession of cocaine, possession of fentanyl, possession of drug paraphernalia on two counts, obstruction of an officer and bail jumping on three counts.

Mary Shegonee, 30 of Crandon, drug dealership maintenance, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony bail and three misdemeanor bail counts.

Jacob Barber, 35, of Laona, possession of fentanyl, harboring or assisting a criminal, obstructing an officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tania Phillips, 35 of Crandon, cocaine possession, THC possession, running a drug dealership, drug paraphernalia possession and bail misdemeanor. She is being held on $3,000 bail.

Felicia Armstrong, 31 of Wabeno, possession of cocaine, possession of THC, operation of drug dealership and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held on $5,000 bail.


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