St. Croix Tribal Police executed a search warrant in Hertel. Authorities found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Diane S. Fowler, 55, Hertel, was arrested and charged with two felony counts of possession of methamphetamine - possession of a controlled substance on or near certain places, two counts of possess/illegally obtained prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Toni A. Allen-Jackson, 65, Danbury, was charged with one felony count of possession of methamphetamine – possession of a controlled substance.
Both were charged with the modifier of possession of a controlled substance on or near certain places because the offenses took place within 1,000 feet of the tribal school. Those charges are class I felony charges, so along with a possible $10,000 fine and a prison sentence of three years and six months, they could also be sentenced to 100 hours of community service.
If found guilty, the offenders operating privileges may be suspended for up to five years.
According to the criminal complaint, a St. Croix Tribal Police Investigator obtained a search warrant for a house on Highway 70 in Sand Lake May 1. Around 10 p.m., authorities were in the home and saw two women, one of them was Allen-Jackson.
They found Fowler in a bedroom sitting on a bed. The investigator noted a strong smell of burnt marijuana and saw there was a marijuana cigarette still smoking on a table.
The search continued when a clear glass bubble pipe fell out of Fowler’s bra and there was a white powdery substance in it that later field tested positive for methamphetamine.
When the investigator searched Allen-Jackson they found a pipe believed to be used for smoking marijuana. They also found gem baggies containing a brown powdery substance – that substance was tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 1.58 grams.
Authorities found another 0.35 grams of methamphetamine in the house along with almost 2 grams of THC. They also found 16 pills which were later identified as gabapentin, a medication used to control seizures or relieve nerve pain.
Investigators then used Google Maps and found Fowler’s house is 200 feet from the St. Croix Tribal Head Start building.
Allen-Jackson is set to have her initial appearance in Burnett County next week and Fowler’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 19.