Two charged following search
Two Turtle Lake residents have been charged following the discovery of marijuana during the execution of a search warrant.
Steven J. Miller, 41, and Tashena N. Dozois, 35, were both charged with possession with intent to deliver THC and two counts of drug paraphernalia as party to a crime following a March 13 search.
According to a Barron County complaint a detective was informed a customer of Citizens Community Federal Bank had been exchanging 20-dollar bills for 100s and the 20s smelled like marijuana. The week prior to March 6 the customer had exchanged $3000 and the week prior to that it was $1300. A picture of the cusomer was provided and the individual was identified as Tashena Dozois, Maple Street North,Turtle Lake.
According to the complaint a detective conducted a trash pick of the residence on March 10. Several small pieces of marijuana were located. Also in the trash was a padded envelope addressed to Dozois.
A search warrant was obtained and on March 13 it was executed. Upon entry into the residence a strong odor of marijuana was noted and two individuals were present, Dozois and Steven Miller. Dozois said the marijuana odor was because they had just got done smoking marijuana prior to the officer’s arrival.
Miller told the officer he had about two ounces of marijuana in the master bedroom. He also said Dozois did not have anything to do with the marijuana in the house other that what she uses.
During the search, officers found approximately 14 Mason jars with marijuana residue in them on a bedroom TV stand shelf in the bedroom. Two of the jars contained approximately 60 grams of marijuana. Also discovered was two digital scales with marijuana residue on them. Inside a zippered travel bag officers found a metal grinder, approximately $600 in a white envelope and another $1950 loose. An additional $400 was found in Miller’s wallet.
Numerous receipts for cash at the St. Croix Casino was located. Dozois said she was employed as a broker-dealer at the casino and the receipts were related to her job.
Miller told the officer he was not employed at all.
33 large heat sealed backs, most containing marijuana residue, and cell phones for the two, were found. It was believed the bags were what the marijuana came in for Miller and Dozois. Miller’s phone showed a picture of what appeared to be Miller’s hand holding large quantities of compressed marijuana or marijuana that had recently been removed from the vacuum sealed bags.