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Eight Convicted on Drug Charges Following Investigation on the Menominee Indian Reservation

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 04, 2009
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin (414) 297-1700

Michelle Jacobs, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that eight individuals have pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing controlled substances on the Menominee Indian Reservation. According to court records, Elissa R. Peters, Richard Schreiber, Jeffrey L. Silas, Jr., Joseph L. Sanapaw, III, Richard A. Dodge, II, and Joseph L. Sanapaw, Jr. pleaded guilty to distribution of marijuana, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(D). Robert R. James and Raymond A. Tourtillott pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C).

The cases stem from a joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Menominee Tribal Police Department, and the Native American Drug and Gang Initiative task force.

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