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UPDATE: Forest Co. ID's Major Suspects in Undercover Drug Investigation

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: 4/30 at 4:41 p.m.

The Forest County Sheriff's Department has released photos of the major suspects in an undercover drug bust spanning several months.

Investigators says the bust was result of the illegal sale of prescription medications and marijuana drug use in the area.

Most the suspects will return to court in mid-May or early June for their adjourned initial appearances.

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UPDATE: 4/29 at 4:43 p.m.

Eight people have now been charged in a large scale drug bust in Forest County.

According online court records, all of the eight suspects have posted bond and have been released from custody.

Tonya Malone, 35, faces the most serious charges- 31 felony drug charges including maintaining a drug trafficking place. Patrick Malone, 37, is also charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place, and 18 additional drug charges. Both co-defendant are free on $12,000 cash bonds. Online court records list them as having the same address.

The six other suspects in the case all face similar less serious drug offenses.

The Forest County Clerk of Courts says a criminal complaint had not yet been filed, as soon as it is more details will be available.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 4/27 at 7:18 p.m.

A months-long drug investigation into the sale an use of prescription drugs and marijuana has resulted in the arrest of 30 people in Forest County.

The Sheriff's Department says the arrests were made on Friday. The names of those involved are not being released at this time pending formal charges.

The Crandon Police Department and the Langlade County Sheriff's Office assisted the Forest County Sheriff's Office in the investigation. The drug unit in Forest County also works with the North Central Drug Enforcement Group.


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