A joint investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department, the City of Hayward Police Department, the LCO Tribal Police Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice/Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) into the distribution of methamphetamine in Sawyer County, culminated at about 6:05 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2.
At that time, a traffic stop of a black Saturn passenger car was conducted in the village of Radisson.
The male operator of the vehicle was identified as Samoeun Moeuth, 38, of Minneapolis, Minn.
A search of the vehicle was conducted, based on probable cause and an alert by Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Trace.”
As a result of the search, Moeuth was arrested on suspicion of felony possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, felony conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Seized from the vehicle during the search were 86.8 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale and $500 dollars in cash.
A female passenger in the suspect vehicle, identified as Cecily Angela Vitek, 28, was taken into custody on suspicion of being party to a crime- felony possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
On Sept, 12, Moeuth was arrested by city of Hayward Police Department on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia. Also at this time, the LCO Tribal Police Department began an investigation into Moeuth, after
it received complaints of illegal drug activity in rooms registered to Moeuth at the LCO Casino Hotel.
On Oct. 30, the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Department of Criminal Investigation made an arrest in which almost one-quarter ounce of methamphetamine was recovered. It was determined this meth came from Moeuth.
On Oct. 31, the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office recovered another quarter ounce of Methamphetamine that was determined to come from
Moeuth as well.
On Nov.1, another one-quarter ounce of methamphetamine was recovered, also determined to have come from Moeuth.
Information gained through the investigations indicated Moeuth was coming back to Sawyer County on Nov. 2 with a large amount of methamphetamine and in the same black Saturn passenger car Moeuth was in when arrested by the city of Hayward Police Department on Sept. 12.
The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, LCO Tribal Police Department, city of Hayward Police Department, Wisconsin Department of Justice/Division of Criminal Investigation, Wisconsin State Patrol and Sawyer County District Attorney’s Office participated in this matter.