Two people on extended supervision arrested in La Farge drug search

LA FARGE, Wis. – Vernon County Sheriff Roy Torgerson and La Farge Police Chief Steven Palmer jointly report the arrests of Henry Alvin Olson, Jr., 56, and Amber Nicole Biamonte, 32, both of La Farge, WI.  Olson and Biamonte were taken into custody late Friday afternoon, October 27 in the village of La Farge. 

Law enforcement officials say that both Olson and Biamonte are under active community supervision for either probation, parole, or extended supervision by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  The arrests were the result of the search of a residence on South Cherry Street conducted pursuant to 2013 Wisconsin Act 79. 

The act allows law enforcement to search a person’s residence, and any property under his or her control at any time during his or her period of supervision, if the officer reasonably suspects that the person is committing, is about to commit, or has committed a crime or a violation of a condition of release to extended supervision.  This applies to anyone placed on probation for a felony or for any violation of chapters 940, 948, or 961 of the Wisconsin State Statutes.  Law enforcement said both Olson and Biamonte met the criteria.

Olson and Biamonte were both booked into the Vernon County Detention on charges of:

  1. Probation Violation
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Methamphetamine

Formal charges will be sought through Vernon County District Attorney Angela Palmer-Fisher.  Olson and Biamonte are being held for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Assisting the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and La Farge Police Department was La Farge Area Ambulance.

The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, La Farge Police, and the Department of Corrections.

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