A 38-year-old man from Minneapolis has been arrested and accused of selling methamphetamine throughout Sawyer County. The arrest came as a part of a joint investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies.
The arrest of the man happened on a recent Friday evening in Radisson after authorities carried out a traffic stop. The sheriff's department alleges that they found the man to be in possession of 86.8 grams of meth, $500 in cash and a digital scale. Authorities say that they found all of these items in the man's vehicle. Authorities also arrested a 28-year-old woman who was riding in the vehicle with the man at the time of the traffic stop.
This recent arrest and investigation came in the wake of a previous arrest of the same man in September. According to police, they allegedly found the man in possession of drug paraphernalia in the previous incident and decided to conduct a deeper investigation. Later, police learned that the man was going to return to Sawyer County with methamphetamine, so they prepared to intercept the suspect, which led to the arrest.
Of course, in this case, we are only privy to the surface-level information released by the media, and we have yet to hear the defendant's side of the story.
No individual who is arrested and accused of a crime in Wisconsin will be seen as guilty of any wrongdoing until -- and only if -- the prosecution proves him or her to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Until that occurs, every accused person will have the opportunity to defend oneself in court with the aid of a qualified Wisconsin criminal defense attorney.