A man, formerly of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, was tried on drug charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison with an additional five years extended supervision. In May 2013, he pleaded guilty to manufacturing and delivering cocaine with one count of manufacturing and delivering heroin. Two of the man's associates testified for the prosecution. One of them identified the accused as being known as 'Neno' on the street. That associate bought drugs from the drug dealer to support his own drug habit, selling the remainder to other addicts. Another associate said he bought drugs from the man on trial sometimes every day.
A 58-year-old Wisconsin man who allegedly robbed a bank at gunpoint pleaded not guilty to bank robbery. According to the report, the man told a friend that he had committed federal crimes because he was in debt to a Mexican drug cartel.
A Wisconsin doctor is still allowed to practice medicine after allegations that he was involved in a cocaine ring surfaced. According to the report, the doctor pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in 2011. It was reported that the minimum jail sentence was 10 years; however, he is still freely seeing patients on a day-to-day basis.
In July, the Federal Trade Commission announced they had reached a settlement with the owners of National Card Monitor LLC, forcing the company to shut down. The company was accused of fraud, misrepresenting the services it provided and violating laws regarding the national Do Not Call list. In addition, the funds of the company would be frozen and the company owners were banned from again engaging in telemarketing or business related to credit.
Wisconsin readers might be interested in an Iowa man who was reportedly involved in a Ponzi scheme. The man pleaded guilty to running a Ponzi scheme from a business that he ran out of his home that he used to defraud investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. He was released on bond pending his sentencing, a date which has not been set, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Whenever drugs are involved, the potential for being charged with a criminal drug offense exists. In Caledonia, Wisconsin, a 23-year-old man was riding his bike with a garbage bag. The large garbage bag was challenging his balance so police officers approached him to see if he was alright. After a brief conversation, the officers ran the bikers ID and found a warrant out for his arrest. The warrant was for failure to appear in court from a past citation of operating a vehicle on a revoked license. Suddenly, the man's bike ride quickly deteriorated to serious legal troubles.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (WDOJ) has announced its new anti-heroin ad campaign to warn people about heroin addiction. Heroin use has been on the rise in the state, rising at a higher rate than cocaine .
Wisconsin police are concerned about the increase in meth dealing in the state. While they acknowledge that most of the drugs are coming in from Minnesota, the main concern for Wisconsin authorities is the increase in property crimes that are related to meth use. Because the drug is expensive, users often steal copper and burglarize homes and barns to get money to buy meth.
Drugs found in Marathon County, Wisconsin hotel A month-long investigation by the Marathon County Special Investigations Unit concluded on Thursday when officers from the Everest Metro and the Rothschild Police departments found heroin, speed, psychedelic mushrooms and $1,300 in cash at the Rothschild Hotel. A 31-year-old man who has not been identified was taken into custody for possible drug crimes. The man is in the Marathon County Jail on a probation hold. His court date is next week.