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Forest County authorities release names of 35 people tied to drug bust

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Top (Left to Right): Carson Ackley, Jodie Burnett, Jesse Greene, Anthony Huff, Patrick Malone, Tonya Malone. Middle: Kyle Mcgeshick, Trina Oshkenaniew, Timothy Stecker, Amanda Swanson, Elmer Swanson, Lana Rodriguez. Bottom: Garret VanZile.
Top (Left to Right): Carson Ackley, Jodie Burnett, Jesse Greene, Anthony Huff, Patrick Malone, Tonya Malone. Middle: Kyle Mcgeshick, Trina Oshkenaniew, Timothy Stecker, Amanda Swanson, Elmer Swanson, Lana Rodriguez. Bottom: Garret VanZile.

CRANDON, WI (WTAQ) - Authorities in Forest County have released the names of 35 people arrested or wanted in connection with a seven-month-long drug investigation.

Over the weekend, authorities said they executed numerous search warrants and made the arrests for charges related to marijuana trafficking and prescription drugs.

Crandon police and the Langlade County Sheriff's Dept. were also involved.

Online court records show 31 people have been formally charged. They are:

  • Carson D. Ackley, 25
  • Jeffrey R. Biggerstaff, 53
  • Laura L. Blacyki, 53
  • Jodie A. Burnett, 53
  • Tessa M. Burnett, 28
  • Patrick J. Daniels, 28
  • Heath R. Fraley, 18
  • Lindsey K. Garbrecht, 28
  • Jesse L.J. Greene, 20
  • Anthony A. Huff, 37
  • Patricia L. Kirker, 48
  • Patrick E. Malone, 37
  • Tonya L. Malone, 35
  • Kyle L. McGeshick, 28
  • Trina L. Oshkenaniew, 42
  • Kaylynn M. Samplaski, 18
  • Hope L. Shawano, 41
  • Shawn J. Smith, 21
  • Sterling L. Soman, 18
  • Timothy S. Stecker, 49
  • Amanda M. Swanson, 25
  • Elmer T. Swanson, 61
  • Trisha L. Thilmany, 30
  • Charles T. Ritchie, 26
  • Lana M. Rodriguez, 26
  • Garret O. VanZile, 27
  • Joshua W. West, 18
  • Carter M. Wiegand, 19
  • Paulette H. Martinez, 45

Authorities say they are still looking for Huff, Oshkenaniew and VanZile. In addition, six others were arrested, but court records indicate they had not yet been charged as of Tuesday afternoon. Two juveniles were also arrested.

Authorities also released mug shots of the people they considered to be the "main" drug dealers, who face substantial felony charges.

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