Joint Local, State and Federal Drug Trafficking Investigation Results in Arrest of Two Correctional Officers and Other Suspects on Various Charges

Oct 7 2014
Joint Local, State and Federal Drug Trafficking Investigation Results in Arrest of Two Correctional Officers and Other Suspects on Various Charges
 

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Justice—Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), as part of a joint investigation with the Forest County Sheriff’s Department, Brown County Drug Task Force and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), arrested two Forest County Sheriff’s Department correctional officers after executing search warrants for stolen property in Forest County.

 

As a result of those search warrants, on October 6, 2014, the following individuals were arrested and booked, with charges related to stolen property currently pending:

Jeanie Pitts, Forest County Correctional Officer; booked into Marinette Co. Jail

Melvin Donek, Forest County Correctional Officer; booked into the Marinette Co. Jail

Richard Pitts; booked into the Marinette Co. Jail

 

Additional suspects were arrested on various drug-related charges, including:

Ignacio Mejia, arrested in Oconto; booked into Oconto Co. Jail

Darrel Milquette, arrested in Green Bay; booked into Brown Co. Jail

Tracy Camber, arrested and booked into the Brown Co. Jail

 

Significant assistance for this large-scale investigation, which involved multiple simultaneous search warrants for drugs and stolen property, was provided by the Brown County Drug Task Force, the Green Bay Police Department SWAT, Green Bay Police Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, Brown County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Oconto County Sheriff’s Department, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

 

As a result of the multiple search warrants executed Monday, October 6, 2014, marijuana, marijuana plants, cocaine, computers, firearms, ammunition, thousands of dollars in U.S. currency and other items were seized by law enforcement. 

 

Charges are pending.  Further information will be made available through the filing of criminal complaints.  Defendants enjoy the presumption of innocence.  The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.