SIREN—On Friday, Nov. 30, the Siren Police Department assisted by the St. Croix Tribal Police Department and Webster Police Department executed a search warrant based on the odor of marijuana in the Village of Siren. During the execution of the warrant, 1.33 pounds of suspected marijuana and 18.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine and numerous other drug paraphernalia items were found.
There were two suspects arrested at the residence, Laverne Dale Powers and Tonya McMullen.
Once the search warrant was completed, there was still one subject who was not at home at the time of the search warrant. The subject was later located and stopped in the Village of Siren on a traffic stop. During, the course of the traffic stop, the subject was asked to get out of the vehicle and refused,attempting to flee in the vehicle. The suspect was able to get the vehicle into drive and fled spinning the tires of the vehicle. The officer had his arms inside the window and was being dragged by the vehicle. The suspect stopped the vehicle in a nearby yard. The suspect was taken out of the vehicle and arrested.
During the investigation, a Tribal Police K-9 sniffed the exterior of the vehicle and indicated on the car. In a container alongside the vehicle, officers located 2.71 ounces or 77 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
The suspect was identified as Erick Cooke.
Siren Police Department was assisted by St. Croix Tribal Police Department, Webster Police Department, and the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.
All subjects were taken to the Burnett County Jail.
The next day on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, the Siren Police Department along with the St. Croix Tribal Police Department, Webster Police Department, and the Burnett County Sheriffs’ Department, executed another search warrant off of the odor of marijuana. While conducting the search warrant, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, scales and money were recovered. Upon entry into the residence, the odor of marijuana was strong and there was found to be a 2-year-old child also inside the residence.
The following individuals were arrested; Terry Fish, Justus Sizemore and Austin Weeks.
The Siren Police Department would like to thank the agencies that assisted in this matter and that the matter is still under investigation.