Meth Charges Filed Against Woman Involved in Widespread Check Forgery Case
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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