Marijuana distribution ring broken up in eastern WisconsinWisconsin News
-- Eleven people from eastern Wisconsin face federal charges, after authorities broke up a marijuana distribution ring.
Eleven people from eastern Wisconsin face federal charges, after authorities broke up a marijuana distribution ring.
Over 70 pounds of marijuana were seized, along with 11 firearms and over $200,000. Officials said it was the result of an investigation which lasted a year-and-a-half. A 27-count indictment was announced yesterday. The 11 defendants range in age from 20-to-36. They’re all charged in federal court in Milwaukee with conspiracy, possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, and firearms offenses. One of the defendants was also charged with using a telephone to commit a drug crime – and the same charge was filed against a 23-year-old Sheboygan woman.
Search warrants were executed in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Calumet, and Milwaukee counties. Arrest warrants were issued September seventh, and they led to the arrests a week later. And officials say more arrests are pending.