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DCI led investigation results in 11 arrests in Burnett, Barron counties

WEBSTER - The Wisconsin Department of Justice announced today that 11 individuals were arrested in Burnett and Barron Counties this morning on drug trafficking charges involving the delivery of cocaine, cocaine base (crack) and methamphetamine.

The investigation was a joint investigation led by the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation that also included the St. Croix Tribal Police Department, Lac Courtes Oreilles Tribal Police Department, the Northern Area Crime Unit (NACU), the Rice Lake Police Department, the Barron County Sheriff's Department, the Burnett County Sheriff's Department, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Eugene D. Songetay, Louis R. Oiyotte, Kelvin J. Buskirck, Veronica L. Songetay, Barbara E. Berthiaume, Renee L. Mosay, Michelle L. Buskirk, Rita L. Bearhart, Courtney G. Oustigoff, Tyrone S. Awonohopay and Joseph T. Long were booked at the Burnett County Jail, according to a news release issued by the DOJ.

These arrests are part of the investigation that previously resulted in 24 convictions by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

"I'm proud of the work that the Department of Justice's agents did on the investigation that led to today's arrests. Wisconsin has one of the best Narcotics Investigative teams in the country," said Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. "The results of this effort show what can be accomplished when law enforcement agencies come together and work as a multijurisdictional team."