19 Year Old LCO Woman, Several Others, Get Meth Dealing Charges from Drytown Drug Raid

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | SawyerWire |

A 19-year-old LCO woman, Megan Trepania, has been charged in Sawyer County Circuit Court on January 10, 2018, with 4 counts of delivery of amphetamine and possession of amphetamine with intent to deliver, as a result of a drug investigation on the LCO Reservation and subsequent SWAT team raid of a residence in the Drytown community.

According to the criminal complaint, a series of four controlled buys of methamphetamine using a confidential informant (CI) were executed on Trepania on then dates of November 9, 13, 29 and December 27, 2017.

As a result, a raid of the Belinda Dennis residence was executed on Dec. 28, previously reported by Sawyerwire.com, in which, Trepania received a charge of possession of amphetamine with intent to deliver. The charge also included Party to a Crime – Use of a Dangerous Weapon, because a handgun was also located in her bedroom at the residence during the raid.

According to the criminal complaint, all four controlled buys were done by the CI purchasing amounts of methamphetamine at the Belinda Dennis residence in Drytown.

On Dec. 28, the search warrant was executed because, in addition to the four buys on Trepania, LCO Police had conducted a controlled buy at the same residence and the purchase was made from Belinda Dennis.

While searching Belinda Dennis’ room, multiple items of drug paraphernalia were found and a used gem bag with meth residue inside, the complaint stated.

As officers entered Trepania’s bedroom, according to the complaint, they witnessed James Isham, named as Trepania’s boyfriend, attempting to hide items. Found within the bedroom were two packages of meth weighing 1.7 grams, three digital scales, and lots of drug paraphernalia, including meth pipes, hot rail tubes, marijuana bongs, packaging material and torches, etc., the complaint stated.

“Also underneath a mattress in this room we located an unloaded smaller caliber revolver,” the officer reported. “Megan and James are both in possession of the firearm while committing other crimes of selling methamphetamine.”

The deputy also noted that Isham has had multiple felony arrests, but no convictions. During their interview at the sheriff’s office, Trepania admitted to deputies that she and Isham were given the gun from one of their buyers who owed them $40.

Trepania is currently being held on a $5,000 cash bond and her next appearance is set for January 23, at 8:30 a.m.

Belinda Dennis was charged with Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place and is currently being held in jail on a $5,000 cash bond and her next appearance is set for January 17 at 8:00 a.m.

James Isham was charged with a felony, Possession of Amphetamine with Intent to Deliver, and is currently being held on a $500 cash bond. His next court appearance is January 29, 8:30 a.m.

Charles Monty Smith, 32, was charged in Sawyer County Circuit Court with felony bail jumping and misdemeanor obstructing an officer after he was arrested at the Dennis residence during the raid. Charges were filed against him on January 10th, 2018.

On August 22, 2017, Smith was accused of possessing an amphetamine with intent to deliver, a felony charge, which he failed to appear in court for his initial appearance on Sept. 12, 2017, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

From the same date, Smith also has two misdemeanor charges of possessing drug paraphernalia. On Sept. 14, a felony bail jumping charge was filed against Smith for missing court. He now has two felony bail jumping charges, and he now has a court date scheduled on all of his charges for January 30, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. Smith is on a $1,000 cash bond and is subject to daily drug testing and ordered to have absolute sobriety.

Leon Corbine and Jimmy Lee Dennis were both arrested during the raids on active warrants.

All the accused are ordered, as conditions of their bonds, not to have any contact with each other.

Cover Photo: Top from L-R) Belinda Dennis, James Isham, Jimmy Lee Dennis and bottom from L-R) Leon Corbine, Megan Trepania, and Charles Monty Smith.

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