December 22, 2015: SHERIFF'S SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE
On 12/17/2015, James Bearer, age 35, of Monroe, made an initial appearance in Green County Circuit Court on three drug-related, felony charges: 1 Count - Manufacture/Production of Methamphetamine, 1 Count - Possession of Methamphetamine Waste, and 1 Count – Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste. The State Line Area Narcotics Team (SLANT), along with Green County Sheriff Deputies and the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation, executed a search warrant on December 14th at a residence in the N2000 Block of County Highway OK, rural Juda. Upon searching the residence and property, 26 meth manufacturing bottles and multiple meth manufacturing materials were seized. Bearer was initially held in jail until his appearance; then, subsequently released on a $10,000.00 signature bond, pending a hearing on January 6th. The public is reminded charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.