A 35-year-old man, who is already facing 50 felony charges in state court for drug manufacturing and drug distribution, has been indicted on federal drug charges. The new allegations against the man from Antigo, Wisconsin, include drug possession and distribution of a controlled substance.
Wisconsin residents may be interested in the outcome of the notorious James "Whitey" Bulger trial that has been going on in Boston. After being found guilty of 11 murders and other gang-related crimes, the former leader of the Winter Hill Gang was given two consecutive life sentences, plus five years. Originally, Bulger had been charged with 19 murders.
A 77-year-old Springfield, Wisconsin, man reportedly did not want his name to appear in the local newspaper in connection with a municipal citation he paid. Officials claim that the man attempted to pay a Middleton Municipal Court clerk to refrain from listing his name. As a result, he is now charged with a white collar crime.
A Wisconsin paramedic was taken into custody for allegedly committing forgery, fraud and obtaining narcotic drugs by fraud. The prescription drugs the 29-year-old was accused of taking were part of his ambulance's stock, and he allegedly falsified documents in an attempt to cover up the missing medicine. The former medic was charged with 16 felony counts and eight misdemeanor counts. If convicted of all the felonies, the man could face 48 years in prison.
A 28-year-old man was taken into police custody Nov. 7 after allegedly picking up a package of marijuana from the post office. After police searched the package, they claim to have discovered 2.5 pounds of marijuana. The accused man was then taken to Sauk County Jail and charged with felony marijuana possession with intent to deliver.
Northeastern Wisconsin police officers are taking a more assertive stance in stemming local prostitution by targeting both the prostitutes and the customers. They are aggressively referring the patrons, aka johns, for criminal charges.
A man was charged with heroin delivery on Oct. 28, after being taken into custody on Oct. 24. After his home was searched, he and two other people were taken into custody on suspicion of drug crimes.