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34 Citations Issued In Oconto County Stops

Issue Date: October 17, 2019

Oconto County Sheriff Todd Skarban announced last week that on Friday Sept. 27 the Oconto County Sheriff's Office conducted an organized Criminal Interdiction Operation to locate drugs and other criminal violations within Oconto County.

Focus area was the southern end of Oconto County in the Towns of Little Suamico, Chase, Morgan, Abrams, and Pensaukee. This operation was done with the assistance of the Northeast Tri-County Drug Enforcement Group (NETCDEG).

As a result of this operation there were 153 traffic stops, 149 warnings issues, 34 citations issued, and 52 K9 deployments with 39 positive K9 alerts and 13 negative K9 indications. Ten custody arrests occurred and other charging referrals were made for:

* Possession with Intent to Deliver THC

* Possession of THC

* Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

* Arrest Warrants

The Oconto County Sheriff's Office was assisted by numerous agencies in partnership with the Northeast Tri-County Drug Enforcement Group, including police departments of Oconto, Oconto Falls, Gillett, Lena, Marinette, Pulaski, and Crandon, and Marinette County and Forest County Sheriff's Offices.

Skarban said assistance was also provided by Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice/Division of Criminal Investigation, as well as federal partners at the Drug Enforcement Administration Green Bay Resident Office. "We would like to thank these agencies for their time and efforts with this operation." Skarban declared.

"The Oconto County Sheriff's Office is committed to promoting a safe, healthy, and drug free community. We ask for your assistance in reporting any tips on the illegal sales and distribution of narcotics within our communities," Skarban went on, and asked, "Help us pursue those that traffic these dangerous drugs. You may report this activity by calling 920-834-6900."

He added that they also also want anyone who is struggling with addiction to seek help and begin recovery, and urged, "If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please reach out for more information to start the process of recovery. If you are a resident of Oconto County you may call 920-834-7000 for further information. If you live in a different county, you may call their Human Services or contact Wisconsin Narcotics Anonymous at 800-240-0276 or www.wisconsinna.org."

He said the citations, arrests, and criminal referrals are being prosecuted by the Oconto County District Attorney's Office.


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