NEILLSVILLE — Two people have been charged in Clark County Court following a Tuesday search of a Thorp residence that uncovered methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. John T. Knar, 23, of Thorp has been charged with six felonies, including maintaining a drug house, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, manufacturing and delivering marijuana, and bail jumping. He also faces three misdemeanor charges for drug paraphernalia possession and for having an illegally
An Eau Claire man will spend three years on probation for exposing his 5- and 2-year-old children to methamphetamine. Kong Chang, 36, 624 Centre St., pleaded guilty this week in Eau Claire County Court to a misdemeanor count of neglecting a child and an unrelated felony count of methamphetamine delivery. Chang was also fined $961. Chang’s co-defendant, Go Joua Xiong, 33, was previously sentenced to one year on probation and a six-month jail term that was to be used at the
A woman with two young children is accused of allowing drug use at her Eau Claire residence. Ariel B. Evans, 24, 623 Forest St., was charged Thursday in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. A $2,500 signature bond was set for Evans, who returns to court April 18. As conditions of bond, Evans must comply with conditions set by
An Eau Claire man will spend three years on probation for exposing at least one child to methamphetamine. Thomas J. Labarge, 29, 678 Wisconsin St., pleaded guilty recently in Eau Claire County Court to a felony count of bail jumping and a misdemeanor count of child neglect. Judge William Gabler placed Labarge on three years of probation and fined him $961. As conditions of probation, Labarge cannot drink alcohol, enter taverns or have contact with known drug dealers or users. Labarge must
An Eau Claire couple are accused of exposing their children to methamphetamine. Angela K. Jackson, 42, 4445 Tower Drive, and Jonathan M. Rogness, 32, 2311 Beverly Hills Drive, are each charged in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of possession of meth, two misdemeanor counts of child neglect and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Jackson and Rogness are both free on $1,500 signature bonds. As conditions of bond, they must comply with any conditions set by the
Fueled largely by a methamphetamine epidemic, drug-related arrests in Eau Claire County are significantly higher than state and national averages, according to a 2016 study that is part of a process used to rank community health priorities this year. The Wisconsin Epidemiological Profile on Alcohol and Other Drug Use, which measures data from 2013-14, shows Eau Claire County had 824 drug arrests per 100,000 residents in 2014. That ranked fifth-highest among the state’s 72 counties
An Altoona man will spend three years on probation for exposing his four young children to methamphetamine. Jesse J. Smith, 23, 2320 Hillcrest Parkway, pleaded guilty recently in Eau Claire County Court to two misdemeanor counts of child neglect. Two additional counts of the same charge were dismissed. Judge Shaughnessy Murphy fined Smith $886. As conditions of probation, Smith cannot have contact with his children unless supervised by an adult who is approved by the children’s mother.
An Eau Claire woman accused of exposing five small children to marijuana and methamphetamine will spend three years on probation. Rachel A. Cox-Tuj, 28, 618 S. Barstow St., pleaded no contest recently in Eau Claire County Court to two misdemeanor counts of child neglect. She also pleaded no contest to five unrelated misdemeanors: three counts of theft and one count each of criminal trespass and criminal damage to property. Cox-Tuj was fined $2,121 and sentenced to 90 days in jail, which will