Shane Fagnan, 23, Grantsburg, will be facing additional charges after two search warrants were executed by police which resulted in synthetic cannabinoids being found.
He currently has an open case in Burnett County where he has been charged with felony possession of amphetamine with intent, felony possession of synthetic cannabinoids with intent, felony maintaining a drug trafficking place and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Those charges came after a search warrant was executed in the Village of Grantsburg in June.
The cash bond has been set for that case at $14,000.
According to the police report, the search warrant was executed on a truck registered to Fagnan on July 31. Inside the truck officers allegedly found 220 grams of green plant material which tested positive for synthetic cannabinoids. There was also 75-100 gem baggies, often used for selling drugs, found in the truck.
The report continues to state there was an envelope with Fagnan’s name on it inside the truck also containing 270 grams of synthetic cannabinoids. Then a thermos was found in the bed of the truck with 490 grams of synthetic cannabinoids.
Authorities found an alleged total of 577 grams of synthetic cannabinoids or approximately 1.2 pounds.
On the same day a search warrant was executed at a residence on County Road D near Deer Farm Road.
Authorities received information about money being buried near the residence and Siren police searched the suspected area.
Instead of money police allegedly found various pills including morphine, acetaminophen hydrocodone bitartrate and other various pills that they could not immediately identify. They also found 68 grams of synthetic cannabinoids.
The new recommended charges for Fagnan, who is currently in custody and being housed in the Barron County Jail, are possession of a schedule II narcotic and possession with intent to deliver synthetic cannabinoids, over 500 grams.
One officer told the Sentinel that the rise in synthetic cannabinoids is in part due to the high it gives the user. It apparently can give a similar high that methamphetamine provides.
Fagnan is scheduled to appear in the Burnett County Courthouse for his preliminary hearing for the charges stemming from the June 30 search warrant.