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The Wisconsin Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Oconto County Sheriff's Department Arrest Two People in Methamphetamine Investigation

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that special agents with the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), in coordination with the Oconto County Sheriff’s Department and Oconto Falls Police Department, have arrested two individuals after a joint investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine.  On June 25, 2014, DCI special agents, with assistance from deputies with the Oconto County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), executed a search warrant at 5196 St. Patrick’s Road, in Lena, WI, resulting in the recovery of materials necessary for the manufacture of methamphetamine, vessels suspected of having been used to produce and manufacture meth, meth manufacturing components, approximately 20 grams of finished methamphetamine product, meth waste, and methamphetamine paraphernalia.


“Meth continues to be a danger to Wisconsin communities,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.  “And the mobility associated with the manufacturing of this incredibly hazardous drug is alarming. This investigation serves as another important reminder to all Wisconsin residents to watch for the signs of a clandestine meth lab and alert authorities if a lab is suspected in your neighborhood.”  


As a result of the search warrants, the following individuals were arrested and booked into the Oconto County Jail on June 25, 2014:


William J. Longsine, DOB 01/02/1965

Abigail R. Santee, DOB 03/17/1989


Charges are pending and could include:  Manufacture of Meth (>10g); Possession with Intent to Deliver Meth (>10<50g); Possession of Meth Paraphernalia; Possession of Meth Precursors: Maintain Drug Trafficking Place; Possession of Meth Waste and Possession of Meth.


Further information will be made available through the filing of criminal complaints by the Oconto County District Attorney.  Defendants enjoy the presumption of innocence.  The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt. 


More information about meth in Wisconsin is available here.


May 28, 2014, News Release on Joint Meth Investigation