Additional Charges Filed Against Woman Involved in Possible Overdose Incident at Siren School
Additional criminal charges have been filed in Burnett County Circuit Court against a Siren, WI woman, with ties to Sawyer County, stemming from an incident on October 19, 2017, at the Siren Schools when multiple children were found to suffering from the effects of a prescription medication.
DrydenWire.com reported on November 3, 2017, that Phyllis Belille was facing charges following the incident. Read the original story Felony Charges Filed Following Incident At Siren Schools Involving Possible Overdose
On October 19, the Siren Police Department was called to Siren Schools to assist with a possible overdose. School personnel had one child who appeared to be in the stages of a possible overdose, displaying symptoms such as slow reaction times and responses as having difficulty supporting his own body. At least two other children were also found by school personnel and officers to be displaying similar symptoms - stumbling and growing more and more sleepy as time went by.
According to the criminal complaints filed against Belille, the subsequent investigation revealed that Belille had provided prescription medication to the children, which they had consumed while at school.
The maximum penalty for Class H Felony Deliver Schedule IV Drugs is imprisonment for 6 years or a maximum fine of $10,000, or both. Belille also faces charges of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia stemming from the same incident.
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