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Criminal Interdiction Operation by Oconto Co. Sheriff Department

Issue Date: April 7, 2021

On Friday, March 26, 2021, the Oconto County Sheriff's Office conducted an organized Criminal Interdiction Operation to locate drugs and other criminal violations within Oconto County. The focus area of the interdiction was the City of Oconto Falls, City of Gillett, City of Oconto, Town of Stiles, Town of Oconto Falls, Town of Morgan, Town of Gillett, and Town of Underhill. This operation was done with the assistance of the Northeast Tri-County Drug Enforcement Group (NETCDEG). As a result of this operation, there were 172 traffic stops conducted, 183 warnings issued, 54 citations issued, and 41 K9 deployments with 25 positive K9 indications and 16 negative K9 indications. 8 in-custody arrests occurred and other referrals for charges were completed for the following offenses: Criminal and Civil Traffic Violations, Warrants, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of THC, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Bail Jumping, Possession of Schedule II Narcotic, Fleeing an Officer, Recklessly Endangering Safety, Operating While Under the Influence, and Probation Violation.

The Oconto County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the following agencies in partnership with the Northeast Tri-County Drug Enforcement Group; Oconto Police Department, Gillett Police Department, Lena Police Department, Oconto Police Department, Shawano County Sheriff's Office, Marinette County Sheriff's Office, Forest County Sheriff's Office, Florence County Sheriff's Office, Menominee County Sheriff's Office (WI), Menominee County Sheriff's Office (MI) and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The Oconto County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the above-mentioned agencies for their time and efforts with this operation.

The Oconto County Sheriff's Office is committed to promoting a safe, healthy, and drug-free community. They ask for your assistance in reporting any tips on the illegal sales and distribution of narcotics within the communities. Help them pursue those that traffic these dangerous drugs. Persons may report this activity by calling 920-834-6900 and remain anonymous.

They also want anyone who is struggling with addiction to seek help and begin recovery. If persons or someone they know is struggling with addiction, please reach out for more information to start the process of recovery. If a person is a resident of Oconto County, call 920-834-7000 for further information. If persons live in a different county, they may call their Human Services or contact Wisconsin Narcotics Anonymous at 800-240-0276 or www.wisconsinna.org.

The citations, arrests, and criminal referrals are being prosecuted by the Oconto County District Attorney's Office.


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