UPDATE: Tues 10:37 AM, Nov. 5, 2013
One of two people charged with using and selling prescription drugs, including Adderall pills belonging to a seven-year-old boy, has failed to appear in court.
Tuesday in Portage County Circuit Court, Anissa Gignac was scheduled to appear for a plea hearing indicating a plea deal had been reached. According to court document, Gignac did not appear. Judge Thomas Flugaur issued a bench warrant for her arrest.
Anissa Gignac, 30, is charged with 12 counts including four counts possession with intent to deliver prescription, neglecting a child, and maintaining a drug trafficking place.
Eugene Gignac, 35, is charged with the same charges. His case is scheduled to head to trial in January.
ORIGINAL STORY: Tues 2:49 PM, July 2, 2013
A Plover couple is facing numerous charges after a months long investigation into the sale and use of prescription drugs.
According to court documents, on November 29, 2012 a woman reported her juvenile son was missing seven Adderall pills after spending the week with his father.
On November 30, 2012 investigators executed a search warrant at the boy's father's, Eugene Gignac, home. That's when they say they discovered numerous pills, including 64 loose capsule pills on the master bedroom floor.
One of the pill bottles had label on it saying it belonged to Eugene's wife, Anissa. Investigators say the prescription was issued on November 21, 2012 and was for 30 pills. The instructions said one tablet was to be taken each day. However, on November 30, 2012 during the investigation, only six pills remained in the bottle. The prescription was for Citalopram, a prescription medication used to treat depression.
Officers also discovered a prescription bottle with Eugene's name on the label. The prescription was for Zolpidem, which is used as a sedative for the short-term treatment of insomnia. The 30-day prescription was filled on November 11, 2012. On date of the search; November 30, 2012, the bottle was empty.
The criminal complaint also states officers found 12 pills they identified as Tramadole, narcotic-like pain reliever, in the couple's daughters' bedroom. Investigators says the pills were packaged in a way they commonly see for street resale.
Officer also discovered a small amount of marijuana and say Anissa Gignac was wearing a stolen ring. Anissa told officers she did not know the ring was stolen so she traded pills for the ring.
Eugene and Anissa were arrested following the search. Both made their first court appearance on July 1.
Anissa Gignac, 30, is charged with 12 counts including four counts possession with intent to deliver prescription, neglecting a child, and maintaining a drug trafficking place. She is free on a $2,000 signature bond. She's expected to return to court July 15 to learn if her case will head to trial.
Eugene Gignac, 35, is charged with the same charges. He's free on a $5,000 signature bond. He'll return to court July 29 to learn if he'll head to trial.
A book photo was not immediately available for Eugene Gignac.
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