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By LeAnn R. Ralph
MENOMONIE — A 34-year-old former Boyceville woman initially charged with 12 counts related to drugs, endangering safety and child neglect has fulfilled a Deferred Acceptance of a Guilty Plea (DAGP) agreement set in Dunn County Circuit Court.
Aleisha L. Downey appeared before Judge Rod Smeltzer for a review hearing on December 30.
Dunn County Assistant District Attorney Andrew Maki told the court Downey had successfully fulfilled the terms of the DAGP and that he was asking the court to dismiss the felony count of possessing drug paraphernalia to manufacture methamphetamine.
Judge Smeltzer dismissed the felony and vacated the $100 cash bail that had been set June 28, 2017.
Downey originally had been charged with three felony counts of possessing methamphetamine, possessing marijuana with intent to deliver, possessing drug paraphernalia to manufacture methamphetamine, four felony counts of recklessly endangering safety, four misdemeanor counts of neglecting a child and one misdemeanor count of bail jumping.
Downey pleaded no contest and was found guilty of the misdemeanor charge of bail jumping at a court hearing January 4, 2019.
Judge Smeltzer also withheld sentence on the felony count of possessing drug paraphernalia to manufacture methamphetamine and placed Downey on one year of probation and ordered an alcohol and other drugs assessment.
Judge Smeltzer dismissed the remaining charges but ordered them read into the record at the January 4, 2019, hearing.
Downey was arrested June 27, 2017, after officers from the Boyceville Police Department and Dunn County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at her home.
According to the criminal complaint filed by the Dunn County District Attorney’s Office, law enforcement found evidence resulting in one charge each of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana/THC with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia to manufacture methamphetamine, and misdemeanor bail jumping.
The complaint also indicates Downey was charged with four counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and four counts of neglecting a child after both law enforcement and representatives of Dunn County’s Department of Human Services deemed the living conditions in the home to be too dangerous for Downey’s four children. The children were ages 15, 13, 12 and 8 at the time the search warrant was executed.
According to online court records, Downey currently has a Milwaukee address.