Six individuals appeared in Rusk County Circuit Court Nov. 5 and are facing multiple drug related charges after Rusk County law enforcement found drugs and drug related items while executing search warrants last week.

On Oct. 28 officers from the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office and the Ladysmith Police Department executed search warrants at two Ladysmith addresses at 5:35 a.m.

At the first address, law enforcement detained five individuals including Amanda M. Baker, 26, of Ladysmith, Orville Baker, 48, of Ladysmith, and Justin Siiter, 34, of Barron.

According to the criminal complaint, Orville Baker and Siiter were placed under arrest for active warrants and transported to the Rusk County Jail. Amanda Baker was placed under arrest and transported to the jail after law enforcement located drug paraphernalia on her person.

Siiter was charged with one count possession of THC second and subsequent offense as a party to a crime, one count possession of drug paraphernalia as a party to a crime, one count misdemeanor bail jumping and one count felony bail jumping. Each of the counts includes a repeater modification.

At the time of the incident, Siiter had an open bond in Waukesha County Circuit Court, signed June 21 agreeing to maintain absolute sobriety.

Orville Baker was charged with one count possession of methamphetamine as a party to a crime and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia as a party to a crime. If convicted Orville Baker faces a maximum penalty of $10,500 in fines or three years and seven months incarceration or both.

Amanda Baker was charged with one count possession of THC as a party to a crime, one count possession of methamphetamine as a party to a crime and one count felony bail jumping. If convicted, Amanda Baker could be sentenced to a maximum of $11,500 in fines or six years and seven months incarceration or both.

At the time of the incident, Amanda Baker had an open bond in Rusk County Circuit Court, signed Oct. 22 agreeing to maintain absolute sobriety.

In a search of the residence law enforcement located in Amanda Baker and Siiter’s bedroom a methamphetamine smoking devise that later tested positive for methamphetamine, a scoop straw with residue that later tested positive for methamphetamine, a total of 2.3 grams THC, an uncapped used hypodermic needle on the floor and many other drug related items.

In another bedroom law enforcement located .52 grams of methamphetamine, 10.33 grams THC, a THC smoking devise and other drug related items, according to the probable cause statement.

Law enforcement allegedly found .17 grams of methamphetamine in a pill container on Orville Baker’s person.

In an interview with law enforcement, one individual at the residence said he had not seen any illegal drug transactions taking place in the residence, however, due to the amount of human traffic in and out of the residence drugs sales could be happening.

Another individual in the residence told law enforcement in an interview that Siiter resided in the residence on and off and that she was unaware of any distributions of drugs taking place from the residence.

Siiter told law enforcement the drugs and drug paraphernalia found in his bedroom did not belong to him. He allegedly admitted to using methamphetamine on Oct. 27 but wouldn’t say whom he received it from. At the time of the incident, Siiter had open bonds in two counties for drug related charges.

In Rusk County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Amanda Baker appeared for an initial appearance hearing and was released on a $2,500 signature bond with the condition that she must maintain absolute sobriety. She is scheduled to return on Dec. 4 for a preliminary hearing.

If convicted of his charges, Siiter faces a maximum penalty of $30,500 in fines or 21.5 years incarceration or both. Siiter appeared in court Tuesday in custody for an initial appearance hearing and is being held on a $1,000 cash bond. If released, Siiter must maintain absolute sobriety. Siiter is scheduled to return to court on

Orville Baker appeared in court Tuesday for his initial appearance hearing and was released on a $2,500 signature bond with the conditions of absolute sobriety. He is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 4 for a preliminary hearing.

At the second Ladysmith residence, law enforcement officers located and removed seven individuals from the residence including Charles Ramsey, 32, Jodi Ramsey, 34, and Izak Reeves, 19, all of Ladysmith.

According to the criminal complaint, a search of the residence revealed a total of 16.88 grams of meth found throughout the residence including the bathroom, a bedroom and on Charles Ramsey. Also located was more than 30 methamphetamine and THC smoking devices, THC and other drug related items.

Field interviews with the other four individuals in the residence lead law enforcement to believe they had all gone to the residence to ingest or obtain marijuana or methamphetamine.

Charles Ramsey is charged with one count possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute as a party to a crime, one count possession of drug paraphernalia as a party to a crime, one count possession of THC second or subsequent offense as a party to a crime and one count of maintaining a drug trafficking house as a party to a crime. Each of the charges also has a repeater modification.

Charles Ramsey appeared in custody Tuesday for an initial appearance hearing and is being held in Rusk County Jail on a $2,500 cash bond with the condition that he maintain absolute sobriety. If convicted, he aces a maximum punishment of $70,500 in fines or 36 years incarceration or both. Ramsey is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 4 for a preliminary hearing.

Jodi Ramsey is charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver as a party to a crime, maintaining a drug trafficking place as a party to a crime, one count possession of drug paraphernalia as a party to a crime, one count possession of THC as a party to crime and one count felony bail jumping. Each of her charges also have the repeater modifier.

If convicted, Jodi Ramsey faces a maximum punishment of $71,500 in fines or 40.5 years incarceration or both. She appeared in court in custody in court Tuesday for an initial appearance hearing. Her request for a high dollar amount signature bond was denied and her cash bond was reduced to $500. While on bond she must maintain absolute sobriety.

At the time of the incident, Jodi Ramsey had an open bond in Rusk County Circuit Court, signed Oct. 22 agreeing to maintain absolute sobriety.

Reeves is charged with one count possession of methamphetamine as a party to a crime, felony bail jumping and one count possession of drug paraphernalia as a party to a crime. Each of his charges also have a repeater modifier.

Reeves appeared in custody on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for an initial appearance hearing. Reeves is being held on a $1,000 cash bond with the condition to maintain absolute sobriety. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Rusk County Circuit Court on Nov. 12.

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