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Drug Raid in Watertower Results in Multiple Arrests

Press Release

LCO Police Chief Tim DeBrot


On Thursday,February 25, 2021 at approximately 5:16 P.M., Officers of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department executed a search warrant at 12895W Watertower Lane, Hayward. After obtaining probable cause for a search warrant Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department Native American Drug and Gang Initiative (NADGI)team members executed the search warrant. As a result of the search warrant, Officers arrested the following people: - Neil Martinson Sr. {64), of Hayward for Possession of Schedule 1 and 2 narcotics, possession with intent to deliver schedule 1 and 2 narcotics, felon in possession of a firearm, child endangerment, maintaining a drug trafficking house and possession of THC. -Yvone Martinson (40) of Hayward for Possession of schedule 1 and 2 narcotics, possession with intent to deliver schedule 1 and 2 narcotics, felon in possession of a firearm, child endangerment and possession of THC. -Sheena Martinson {33) of Hayward for possession of a schedule 1 and 2 narcotic, possession with intent to deliver schedule 1 and 2 narcotics, child endangerment, maintaining a drug trafficking house, possession of THC and a Sawyer County warrant.

-Monica Tainter (27) of Hayward for possession of a schedule 1 and 2 narcotic, possession with intent to deliver schedule1 and 2 narcotics, child endangerment, possession of THC and several outstanding warrants.

-Levon Smith (22) of Minnesota for Possession of Schedule 1 and 2 narcotics, possession with intent to deliver schedule1 and 2 narcotics, possession of THC felon in possession of a firearm, child endangerment, maintaining a drug trafficking house, Unauthorized use of an entity's identifying information or documents and Identity theft. -Neil Martinson Jr {30) of Hayward for Possession of Schedule 1 and 2 narcotics, possession with intent to deliver schedule 1 and 2 narcotics, child endangerment, maintaining a drug trafficking house and possession of THC.

-Javaka Starkey (44) of Hayward for Possession of Schedule 1 and 2 narcotics, possession with intent to deliver schedule 1 and 2 narcotics, felon in possession of a firearm, child endangerment, maintaining a drug trafficking house and possession of THC.


Officers seized 181 prepackaged bindles of heroin/fentanyl, 92.66 grams of marijuana, cash in excess of $6,000, several illegal firearms and ammunition, multiple items of drug trafficking and drug paraphernalia.


You are hereby advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department will continue their efforts in their mission to protect the citizens of the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation.