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June 9, 2010
Bennett man pleads in marijuana grow
MADISON - A Bennett man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to growing marijuana in rural Douglas County. James G. Hammond, 54, told District Judge Barbara Crabb that he "planted some seeds in the woods." Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman said Douglas County sheriff's...
June 9, 2010 - 8:00am
Closing the prescription drug coverage gap
The Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama this year contains some important benefits for Medicare recipients. If you have Medicare prescription drug coverage, and aren't already getting Medicare Extra Help, Medicare will automatically send you a one-time...
June 9, 2010 - 6:00am
May 13, 2010
Superior woman accused of posing as nursing student to steal morphine
A 26-year-old registered nurse impersonated a nursing student and stole suspected morphine from patients at a Coon Rapids hospital by siphoning the medication with a syringe from their IV, a hospital official said Thursday. The woman, who was wearing nurse's scrubs while in Mercy...
May 13, 2010 - 5:26pm
Twenty-First Defendant Sentenced in St. Croix Tribal Drug Investigation
Stephen P. Sinnott, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Broderick Swain, a/k/a "Whop," 34, Detroit, Mich., was sentenced Tuesday to 54 months in prison without parole by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb. Swain previously pleaded guilty...
May 13, 2010 - 10:04am
March 5, 2010
State funds boost war on drugs
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Thursday announced the awarding of $14,869 in state Penalty Assessment Surcharge funds to the Northwest Area Crime Unit. Participating counties in the crime unit include Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer and Washburn. The Penalty...
March 5, 2010 - 8:00am
March 4, 2010
State funds boost war on drugs in Northwest Wisconsin
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today announced the awarding of $14,869 in state Penalty Assessment Surcharge funds to the Northwest Area Crime Unit. Participating counties in the crime unit include Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer and Washburn. The Penalty Assessment...
March 4, 2010 - 8:02am
February 25, 2010
Douglas County's most wanted
In conjunction with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, the Superior Telegram is running weekly information about criminal offenders sought...
February 25, 2010 - 8:00am
February 10, 2010
Webster man sentenced to 14 years for distribution of meth
Stephen P. Sinnott, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Michael Stark, 54, Webster, Wis., was sentenced Feb. 5 by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 14 years in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine. Stark pleaded guilty...
February 10, 2010 - 9:28am
January 21, 2010
Police want prescription drug database
Wisconsin law enforcement officials say the abuse and unauthorized sale of prescription drugs is leading to crime and sometimes fatal overdoses. They say a secure database that monitors dispensing of narcotics could help catch and deter offenders. The cops call it 'drug diversion':...
January 21, 2010 - 2:10pm
January 20, 2010
K-9 training finds few drugs
Northwest Wisconsin K-9 units converged on Superior High School and Superior Middle School Monday for training. The dogs and their handlers walked...
January 20, 2010 - 8:00am
January 18, 2010
K-9 units search schools for drugs
Northwest Wisconsin K-9 units converged on Superior High School and Superior Middle School Monday for training. The dogs and their handlers performed...
January 18, 2010 - 2:09pm
January 15, 2010
Superior man gets federal sentence for drug dealing
MADISON - A Superior man who continued to sell methamphetamine even after police searched his residence was sentenced Thursday in federal court to three years and 10 months in prison for trafficking methamphetamines. Troy R. Stafne, 46, faced five to 40 years in prison after selling...
January 15, 2010 - 8:00am
December 28, 2009
Study finds 20 percent of teens take prescription drugs illegally
A new study shows that one in five Wisconsin teenagers have taken prescription pain killers without permission. The problem of prescription drug abuse by high school age students is so new, this is the first time the Department of Public Instruction has asked the question in its...
December 28, 2009 - 10:51am
Ashland County has a rash of overdose deaths
A perplexing problem of prescription drug overdose deaths is alarming law enforcement officers in far northern Wisconsin. Ashland County Sheriff John Kovach says prescription pain killer overdoses have killed four people in the last six months in his rural county. He says it's...
December 28, 2009 - 10:49am
December 17, 2009
Superior man accused of holding woman for a year
A Superior man accused of breaking a woman's jaw and threatening to shoot her father will appear in Douglas County Circuit Court Wednesday. Anthony J. Machones, 22, faces felony charges of false imprisonment, threats to injure and substantial battery. He also faces a misdemeanor...
December 17, 2009 - 5:24pm