Exactly three years and 361 days after last being stopped in the city of Merrill with nearly an ounce of Methamphetamine, Jimmie C. Joannon is back in the custody of the Lincoln Jail facing Felony-Methamphetamine charges.
On the evening of Saturday, January 28 an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle near the intersection of 1st and Blaine Streets, after observing the vehicle operating with a defective exhaust system.
Upon contact with the operator; 42-year old Jimmie C. Joannon, it was discovered Joannon had reportedly absconded from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections-Division of Probation and Parole and as a result had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Joannon was subsequently taken into custody for the warrant and a search of his person reportedly yielded a plastic ‘gem’ bag containing Methamphetamine, as well as pipe commonly used to consume Methamphetamine.
Further investigation with the assistance of Officer Eros and the Merrill Police Department’s K9 unit, yielded a positive alert on the vehicle of which Joannon was operating.
A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a black pellet pistol and approximately 14 grams (1/2 ounce) of Methamphetamine, along with various items of paraphernalia including plastic bags, syringes and a scoop.
As a result, Joannon was taken into custody and transported to the Lincoln County Jail on Felony charges of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Methamphetamine related Paraphernalia, Possession of THC as well as a Misdemeanor charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
According to Wisconsin Department of Corrections records, Joannon reportedly absconded from supervised release by the Division of Probation and Parole in May of 2016, following his release from the Stanley Correctional Institution.
Joannon was remanded to the custody of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in November of 2013, following conviction of similar charges in Marathon and Lincoln County Circuit Courts.
In looking back on media and court archives, Joannon is certainly no stranger to officers of the Merrill Police Department nor to drug activity.
January 24, 2013-Traffic Stop leads to Felony Methamphetamine charges.
Joannon was involved in a traffic stop by officers of the Merrill Police Department on the afternoon of January 24, 2013.
Upon further investigation during the incident, Joannon was found to be in possession of 18.5 grams of Methamphetamine, 4 grams of Marijuana as well as LSD.
As a result of a plea agreement, several other charges were dismissed and Joannon pled No Contest in Lincoln County Circuit Court on October 17, 2013, to Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver.
Joannon was sentenced to 3 years of initial confinement and 3 years extended supervision by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and was later transported to the Red Granite Medium Security Correctional Institution to serve his sentence.
Then as a result of another plea agreement, several other charges were dismissed and he pled No Contest to a charge of Manufacture and Distribution of Methamphetamine in Marathon County Circuit Court, in July of 2014.
In that case, Joannon was sentenced to 3 years initial confinement and 4 years extended supervision, to run concurrent to any other sentence he was currently serving.
November 25, 2012-Traffic stop, search warrant leads to numerous Felony drug charges:
On the evening of Saturday, November 25, 2013 officers of the Merrill Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in which Joannon was a passenger, along with 23-year old Cassiopia Conlin and 49-year old Danny Hanson.
Upon a positive indication from an assisting K9 unit, a search of the vehicle and subsequent search of Conlin and Joannon’s Merrill residence; yielded 84 grams of Methamphetamine, 3 grams of heroin and 1 gram of LSD.
In this case, as part of another plea agreement, several other charges were dismissed and Joannon pled guilty to a single charge of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver. He was sentenced to four year initial confinement and 3 years extended supervision.
As for his current charges, Joannon remains in the custody of the Lincoln County Jail on $5,000 cash bond.