Charges Filed Against Source of Meth in Josh Luce Case
A felony charge of Delivery of Methamphetamine and felony bail jumping were filed against LCO man, Clayton Beedle, 23, in Sawyer County Circuit Court on Jan. 16, at his initial appearance. A cash bond of $2,500 was set and Beedle posted the bond the same day.
Beedle was on a $5,000 cash bond from an incident that occurred on Oct. 22, 2017, that resulted in multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, including possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a short-barreled rifle, carrying a concealed weapon, operating a firearm while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The new charge of Delivery of Meth was the result of a controlled buy made against Josh Luce, previously reported by Sawyerwire.com, whereby Luce approached a male in a white Jeep, Beedle, who Luce told the confidential informant was his “guy.”
Conditions of Beedle’s bond include maintaining absolute sobriety, no alcoholic beverages, no drugs without a valid prescription, may not be on the premise of alcoholic beverages and is subject to daily drug testing as defined by the Sawyer County STOP program.
According to the criminal complaint on the weapons charges, LCO officers and Sawyer County deputies responded to the Giiwedin Apartments on the LCO Reservation for a call that a man in a gray hooded sweatshirt had pointed a gun at an apartment. As the officers were responding, they were advised that the male, later identified as Beedle, went into one of the apartments.
Officers were at both the front and rear doors as a male person inside the apartment opened the door, and while the officer spoke with that man, he noticed Beedle standing in the apartment. “I told the male in the gray sweatshirt to come to the door,” the officer reported. Beedle walked towards the half-wall between living room and kitchen and, the officer reported, he began to reach into the front of his pants with his right hand.
“I ordered the male to show me his hands and after a few seconds he started walking towards the hallway out of my view,” the officer reported. Another male in the apartment stopped Beedle from walking down the hall and officers were able to put handcuffs on him.
According to the complaint, while frisking Beedle, the LCO officer found an Anderson Manufacture AM-15 with sight and 30-round magazine attached to the weapon. The officer also noted that the weapon was concealed and that he smelled intoxicants on Beedle’s breath, and that he had slurred speech.
The complaint further stated that the weapon had a short barrel. The officer removed the magazine from the chamber and it wasn’t loaded, nor was there any ammunition in the chamber.
As Beedle was being searched prior to being placed in the squad car for transport to the jail, Sawyer County deputies found on him a digital scale, a bag with several clear plastic “gem” bags, and 3 cut pieces of a green straw. According to the complaint, the straw and scale contained a white residue.
Beedle registered at .210 on his preliminary breath test.