Hayward Woman Sentenced to Prison for Role in Heroin Trafficking
A Hayward woman, Veronica Belille, 27, has been sentenced to serve 30 months of initial confinement and 30 months of extended supervision for her role in heroin trafficking in Sawyer County. She pled no contest to a felony charge of Manufacture or Delivery of Heroin and a felony charge of Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place on October 10, 2017, and was sentenced to prison in Sawyer County Circuit Court on January 9.
According to previous DrydenWire.com stories, Belille was arrested on June 12, 2017, with Oakley Kagigebi, who was previously sentenced to prison on his multiple felony drug charges.
Belille was sentenced to 60 months in the state prison system, with 30 months initial confinement and 30 months of extended supervision on the count of delivery of heroin. She was also fined $969. She was given credit for 210 days of time served.
Belille was also sentenced to 3.5 years in prison on the charge of maintaining a drug trafficking place, with 1.5 years initial confinement and 2 years of extended supervision. This sentence is to run concurrent with the first sentence.
Hayward Man Gets 3.5 Years Prison on Heroin Charges
Thursday, October 5, 2017 | by Ben Dryden
A Hayward, WI man was facing multiple felony charges in Sawyer County Circuit Court after being arrested on June 12, 2017, for involvement in the distribution of heroin in Sawyer County.
The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office issued a press release on June 29, 2017, which stated that Oakley Kagigebi and Veronica Belille, had both been arrested following an investigation into heroin distribution in Sawyer County.
Online circuit court records show that 3 counts of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Heroin, 2 counts of Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, and 1 count of Class F Felony Possess w/Intent Heroin were all filed against Kagigebi on July 7, 2017. Kagigebi had appeared in Sawyer County Circuit Court on June 14, 2017, for a bail bond hearing at which time the Court had placed him on a $5,000 cash bond.
Kagigebi appeared most recently on October 3, 2017, regarding his felony charges and the court accepted his plea of no contest to 1 count of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Heroin, and 1 count of Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place. The remaining charges were dismissed but read in by the court.
The Hon. John Yackel ordered Kagigebi to serve 3.5 years of initial confinement for his convictions, followed by 3.5 years of extended supervision by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Kagigebi was granted 114 days of credit for time already served.
The Court also ordered Kagigebi to pay over $1,000 in fines and costs and complete any counseling as recommended by the Department of Corrections during his extended supervision.
Veronica Belille is charged with 1 count of Class F Felony Manufacture/Deliver Heroin, 1 count of Class I Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, 1 count of Class I Felony Possession of THC (marijuana), and 1 count of Misdemeanor Possession of Controlled Substances. Belille is scheduled to have a jury trial on her charges in October 2017.
2 Arrested for Alleged Involvement in Distribution of Heroin in Sawyer Co.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | SCSO l Press Release
On June 12, 2017, one male suspect and one female suspect were arrested for their alleged involvement in the distribution of heroin in Sawyer County. The male suspect has been identified as Oakley C. Kagigebi age 27; the female suspect has been identified as Veronica J.S. Belille, age 26. During this investigation, amounts of heroin were purchased and seized from both Kagigebi and Belille. Both are currently incarcerated in the Sawyer County Jail.
This investigation was conducted by the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office and the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), with assistance from the City of Hayward Police Department and the LCO Conservation Department. Prosecution is being handled by the Sawyer County Assistant District Attorney Aaron Marcoux.
The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office sincerely thanks these partners for their ongoing efforts in our combined mission to protect the citizens of Saywer County.
Sheriff Mark Kelsey