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Press Release 06-04-2021

In the early morning hours of Wednesday May 26, 2021 Ashland County sent out an attempt to locate on a stolen vehicle from their county. It was believed that the suspects were armed and may be in possession of narcotic drugs.

On Thursday May 27, 2021 at approximately 1:40 PM Detectives with the Forest County Sheriff’s Office located the suspect vehicle in the City of Crandon. It was verified through our dispatch center that this was the stolen vehicle out of Ashland County. The vehicle pulled into the Krist Oil Gas Station in the City of Crandon and the Forest County Sheriff’s Office and the Crandon Police Department performed a high risk traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jesse Jackson 36 years old from Lac Du Flambeau and the front seat passenger was identified as Ashley White 31 years old from Milwaukee.

Both Jesse and Ashley were taken into custody. During a search of Jesse several bindles of fentanyl was located on his person. During a search of Ashley methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was located on her person. A search of the vehicle was performed and Detectives located more fentanyl, methamphetamine, suboxone and prescription pills in the vehicle along with loaded methamphetamine syringes, 3 digital scales, packaging materials and drug paraphernalia.

Both Jesse and Ashley were transported to the Forest County Jail. Once at the jail Ashley became incoherent and appeared to have ingested a controlled substance. Ashley was transported by rescue to be treated for a possible drug overdose. While checking Ashley further it was determined she had fentanyl concealed on her person.

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.