Court Orders Jail & Probation on Meth & Forgery Convictions
A Hayward, WI woman has been sentenced in Sawyer County Circuit Court for her charges of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Amphetamine, Class H Felony Forgery-Uttering, and Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine.
SawyerWire.com reported on November 28, 2017, that Renae Gordon was facing charges of delivery of methamphetamine in addition to the charges filed against her in a widespread check forgery case.
Online circuit court records show that there were several criminal court cases pending against Gordon in Sawyer County Circuit Court. As part of Gordon’s plea deal, her other charges of Class H Felony Identity Theft, Felony Bail Jump, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor Operate While Revoked were all dismissed but read-in.
At a plea/sentencing hearing on February 27, 2018, the Court ordered Gordon to serve 6 months county jail for her conviction of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, with credit for 44 days already served.
The Court also imposed probation with a stayed prison sentence for Gordon on her convictions of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Amphetamine and Class H Felony Forgery-Uttering. For the conviction of Delivery of Methamphetamine, the Court sentenced Gordon to serve 5 years of probation. Gordon was also sentenced to 3 years of probation for her conviction of Forgery.
If Gordon’s probation were to be revoked, she would face consecutive (one after the other)prison sentences; 10 years total for her drug conviction (5 years initial confinement in state prison followed by 5 years of extended supervision) and 6 years total for her forgery conviction (3 years initial confinement followed by 3 years extended supervision).
Gordon was also ordered to pay restitution to the LCO Police Department. The Court ordered Gordon to comply with all programming recommended by the Department of Corrections.
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Renae Gordon, 29, of Haskins Road on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation, has been charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine.
Gordon faces up to 12 years in prison and a fine up to $25,000 on the charges. Gordon was also charged last week as one of a dozen people now facing felony charges of Forgery and Identity Theft.
Gordon is also facing felony bail jumping charges stemming from previous charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and operating after a DUI revocation. Gordon also faces an additional felony charge on possession of meth in September of 2016.
Gordon is scheduled to appear on January 16, 2018, on all five felony charges, at 10:00 a.m. According to the most recent criminal complaint filed in Sawyer County Circuit Court, On July 24 of this year, an LCO Tribal Police Department confidential informant (CI) purchased one gram of meth from Gordon at the control of law enforcement.
The complaint said the police department developed the CI who had information regarding the sales of meth and other narcotics around the reservation.
“The CI stated that CI knew Gordon and was able to purchase methamphetamine from her,” the complaint stated.
The complaint further stated that officers of the LCO PD met at a designated location to develop the plan for CI to purchase one gram. At approximately 6:55 on the evening of July 17, officers searched the CI to make sure CI did not have any contraband on person or the vehicle. CI was also fitted with an audio recording device.
“CI contacted Gordon by Facebook Messenger. Through the conversation, the purchase was set up to take place at the pier located across the road from 6834N Agency Road in Reserve,” the complaint said.
The Complaint further states that CI was supplied with $100 for the purchase. Officers followed the CI to the location and they also took video surveillance from both sides of the community of Reserve.
After meeting back up with officers, the CI turned over a clear plastic bag with a crystal-like substance which later tested positive as methamphetamine.
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