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By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — A 25-year-old Colfax woman charged with six drug-related felonies has pleaded not guilty in Dunn County Circuit Court.
Cassandra P. Davis appeared with her attorney, Roger Hillestad, before Judge Rod Smeltzer for an arraignment hearing November 2.
Davis is charged with felony counts of possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver in an amount greater than 50 grams, with a second or subsequent offense modifier; possession with intent to deliver narcotics with a second or subsequent offense modifier; possession of THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) second offense; convicted felon being in possession of a firearm with a repeater modifier; and two felony counts of bail jumping, both with a repeater modifier.
Davis also is charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance with a repeater modifier and possession of drug paraphernalia with a repeater modifier.
Hillestad, Davis’s attorney, told the court he would most likely be filing motions in the case.
Judge Smeltzer said any motions would have to be filed with the court within 20 days.
Davis is scheduled for another court hearing December 11.
Judge Smeltzer set bail at $15,000 cash October 12.
According to the criminal complaint, a Dunn County deputy who was on duty October 11 was informed by a Dunn County investigator he had received information from a confidential informant about David Starr and Cassandra Davis traveling into Dunn County with a large amount of narcotics.
The investigator informed the deputy that the vehicle would be a 2005 Ford Explorer with no license plates. The information was in relation to an on-going drug investigation. The deputy was informed the vehicle would be traveling from Eau Claire to a known drug trafficking house near Elk Mound.
The deputy was parked at the Elk Mound Lions Club Park on South Holly Avenue when he observed the suspect vehicle traveling north on Holly Avenue. The vehicle appeared to be traveling above the posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour, so he conducted a traffic stop, according to the complaint.
If convicted, Davis could face possible penalties all together of fines of up to $196,000 and up to 99 years in prison.
At the time of her arrest, Davis was out on bail in two other Dunn County cases.
In another case from this year, Davis is charged with two felony counts of possession of methamphetamine with a repeater modifier and bail jumping with a repeater modifier, and one misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia with a repeater modifier. Bail was set at $500 cash on March 2, 2020, by Judge Smeltzer.
In a case from 2018, Davis is charged with one felony count of possession of methamphetamine with a repeater modifier, and bail was set with a $1,000 signature bond on September 28, 2018, by Judge James Peterson. The judge amended the signature bond to $100 cash on July 9, 2019.