16 people have been arrested and three more are being sought in connection with an undercover drug investigation in Forest county.
Sheriff John Dennee reports confidential informants allegedly purchase marijuana, cocaine, and prescription meds from county residents and people not in Forest county.
Nine of the suspects are from Crandon ...Steven Polar, Laurie Olds, Kyler Williams,Mackenzi McGhesick, Candice Holmes, Alexander VanZile, Ahshoni Daniels, Tonya Malone and Jodie Burnett. Two others are from Wabeno.. John Powless and Sheenah White.
A Lac du Flambeau teenager has entered a plea to reduced charges concerning the stabbing of his mother's boyfriend.
17 year old Christian Soulier was arrested in January after an incident at his mother's boyfriend's home in Forest county. The victim was said to have been stabbed four times.
In court Tuesday Soulier pled no contest to an amended charge of aggravated battery. Soulier's attorney Suzanne O'Neal said Soulier could be waived back into juvenile court, but she waived that possibility to move forward with the amended charge.
A Crandon man has had an attempted first degree homicide charge dropped, but still could see substantial time behind bars.
22 year old Dakota Tuckwab was one of six men charged in Forest countyfollowing a melee at a Mole Lake home in February of 2012. A man and a woman were lured to the home. The man escaped out a window after being beaten and stabbed, while the woman escaped out of a room in which she was tied up.
The Friends of Wabeno recently assembled a 10-year plan to revitalize the Forest county community, hit hard by weather and tough economic times.
Mary Beck is chair of the group which began in April with the idea of restoring some of the landmarks...
"...we've had a lot of misfortune over the last two years...some of our icons have been damaged...our Wabeno Bandshell...our Larry the Logroller mascot...many of the large pine trees that surrounded our Logging Museum area..."