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Woman receives probation, fine

for keeping drug trafficking place

A 39-year-old Lac du Flambeau woman pleaded no contest and was found guilty of maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of marijuana in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Sylana Mendez had two charges of possession with intent to deliver marijuana and two other charges of maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of drug paraphernalia dismissed in the plea agreement.

Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III, holding court in Lac du Flambeau last Thursday,

withheld sentence and placed Mendez on probation for 30 months with the following conditions: fined $1,640; pay $250 DNA assessment and provide DNA sample; undergo alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and follow through; and follow any Indian Child Welfare recommendations.?Mendez received credit for three days served in jail.


According to the complaint,  a search warrant was executed at Mendez’s residence in Lac du Flambeau at 5 a.m. May 3, 2013, and law enforcement officers found three packages of marijuana weighing 504, 385 and 482 grams, two boxes of baggies and a digital scale in the home, and marijuana in her vehicle. There also was a burnt marijuana odor in the house, located at 2789 Wazhask Trail, according to the complaint. Officers said she apparently was selling marijuana from the home between January and April 2013.

In other felony cases, Curtis M. Wolfe, 25, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with forgery, uttering a forgery and misdemeanor theft, told the court he no longer wanted to except a plea agreement and a jury trial was set for March 5 at 8:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Wolfe allegedly took another man’s Indian Trust Settlement check and had it cashed at Chippewa Valley Bank May 10, 2013. The man said he was incarcerated from Jan. 4, 2013, to March 31, 2013, and had his mail sent to 2169 Wildcat Lane in Lac du Flambeau, where the check was stolen and later cashed.

Andrew C. Meshigaud, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery as a repeater, had a pretrial conference set for Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. and a jury trial set for March 19 at 8:30 a.m. His attorney, Richard Voss, made a request for a speedy trial. Meshigaud’s $2,500 cash bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Meshigaud was arrested for allegedly getting in a fight with another man at a party about 2 a.m. at 403 Chicog St. in Lac du Flambeau Jan. 1. The man apparently had injuries to his nose and eye and was carried home. It later was learned the man had a fractured jaw in three places. A search warrant was executed at Meshigaud’s residence at 4:20 a.m. and Meshigaud was located and arrested.

Jeremy L. Waterman, 24, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery with a domestic abuse enhancer and as a repeater, had a status hearing adjourned to Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. The court was told Waterman will be applying to Wellness Court.

According to the complaint, Waterman was having an argument with a woman at a Lac du Flambeau residence May 14, 2013, and the fight escalated to the point where he allegedly threw her to the ground and kicked her numerous times. The woman said she broke a finger on her left hand as she was trying to protect herself.

Silvia NMI Trevizo, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of narcotic drugs and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, had a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 19 at 3 p.m.

According to the complaint, police officers initiated a traffic stop on Trevizo’s vehicle on Highway 47 in Lac du Flambeau about 12:07 a.m. Oct. 24, 2013. Officers said K-9 Goro alerted to the vehicle and officers allegedly located 151?2 pills in Trevizo’s purse in the back seat. The pills included oxycodone and zolipidem tartrate.

David C. Kmiecik, 38, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with delivery of schedule I or II narcotics, had a preliminary hearing adjourned to Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. in Lac du Flambeau. According to the complaint, Kmiecik allegedly sold five oxycodone and acetaminophen pills for $75 in a controlled purchase in Lac du Flambeau March 8, 2012.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:45 AM
Last Updated on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:51 PM

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