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Press Release 10-01-2021

On Friday October 1, 2021 the Forest County Sheriff’s Office hosted a high intensity criminal interdiction. The interdiction was set up to target illegal drugs and other criminal violations throughout Forest County. With the assistance of the Northeast Tri-County Drug Enforcement Group (NE3CDEG) and the North Central Drug Enforcement Group (NORDEG) we were able to bring several law enforcement agencies together to target criminal traffic in Forest County

The following is a list of the stats from this 8 hour interdiction.
Total Traffic Stops: 94 Warnings Issued: 88 Citations Issued: 21 Drug Arrests: 13 Operating while intoxicated Arrests: 1 Operating after revocation Arrests: 1 Operating without a valid license 2nd offense Arrest: 1 Warrant Arrest: 1

The Forest County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their support and assistance during this interdiction, The Wisconsin State Patrol, Oconto County Sheriff’s Office, Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, Marinette Police Department, Antigo Police Department, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Rhinelander Police Department, Lac du Flambeau Police Department, Vilas County Sheriff’s Office, Menominee County Sheriff’s Office MI and Crandon Police Department. We would also like to thank the Town of Argonne for allowing us to use their Town Hall.

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.