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Press Release 04-01-2021

On Thursday April 1, 2021 at approximately 10:44 AM the Crandon Police Department was dispatched to a Hotel in the City of Crandon, reference a complaint that a strong odor of marijuana was coming from a hotel room. The Crandon Police Department arrived on scene along with the Forest County Drug Task Force to investigate this complaint. Contact was made with the registered occupant of the room. The occupant of the hotel room was identified as Lagene Caprice McGhee 48 years old from Milwaukee. In speaking with Mr. McGhee, Detectives could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from within the hotel room. The room was held pending a search warrant.

At approximately 12:55 PM today The Crandon Police Department, The Forest County Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant on the hotel room. During a search of the room Investigators located approximately 2 pounds of both crack and powder cocaine, approximately an ounce of THC products, a digital scale, $4,594 in cash, a loaded firearm and drug paraphernalia. The street value of the drugs located is approximately $90,000. Lagene McGhee was arrested and booked into the Forest County Jail on a probation violation.

This case has been accepted by the Assistant United States Attorney and Lagene will be held in custody pending a Federal Indictment in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Lagene should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Law Change Deer Car-Kill Permits

Wis. Stat. s. 29.349 now allows for possession and removal of a deer carcass from the scene of an accident once an individual notifies DNR by calling 608-267-7691 and provides their name, address, and the carcass location. This notification must be completed BEFORE taking possession or removing the carcass from the scene. Car killed Deer are no longer required to be tagged by a law enforcement officer, meaning the use of DNR-issued or TraCS generated car-kill deer tags can be discontinued.

The law requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to provide a "safety zone" for a squad car, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck, utility vehicle, or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road with its warning lights flashing.

Prescription Drug Drop Box

For your convenience, you may now drop off your un-used prescriptions or Over-the-Counter medications at the Lobby of the Sheriffs Office. Please deposit the un-used prescriptions in the white Drug Drop Box. There is no fee.

Items Not Allowed

Liquids, Creams, Syringes, Lotions, Chemo Therapy Drugs, Aerosols & Inhalers, Needles, Mercury Thermometers.

Phone Scams

Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams — from a few dollars to their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money. Some seem very friendly — calling you by your first name, making small talk, and asking about your family. They may claim to work for a company you trust, or they may send mail or place ads to convince you to call them.

If you get a call from someone you don’t know who is trying to sell you something you hadn’t planned to buy, say "No thanks." And, if they pressure you about giving up personal information — like your credit card or Social Security number — it’s likely a scam. Discontinue the call and report it to your local authorities.

K-9 Donations

If you would like to make a donation to the Forest County Sheriff's Office K-9 program, you can do so by clicking the "DONATE" button below. Donations are greatly appreciated and the funds go directly towards the K-9 program.