Seven Charged in Drug Investigation on Menominee Reservation
|FBI Milwaukee September 23, 2011|
Steven L. Conley, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Milwaukee office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), along with Chief Mark Waukau of the Menominee Tribal Police Department (MTPD), announced today the arrest of six individuals on the Menominee Indian Reservation in conjunction with a major drug investigation. The seventh individual remains at large. All suspects are charged with delivery of cocaine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841. Six suspects were arrested without incident today and are currently in custody.
All suspects are residents of Keshena, WI:
- ROBERT J. BREWER, (Age 28)
- ANTHONY BROWN, (Age 38)
- FRANCISCO L. MENDOZA, (Age 25)
- LAURIE MENDOZA, (Age 31)
- MIGUEL MENDOZA, (Age 30)
- MARK K. WAUKAU JR., (Age 31)
Additionally, JOHN M. MENDOZA (Age 24) remains at large, and the public is asked that anyone with information that could lead to his arrest please contact the Menominee Tribal Police Department at 715-799-3321.
MTPD Chief Waukau praises the efforts of the FBI’s Menominee Indian Reservation Safe Trails Task Force and the Native American Drug Gang Initiative. “We are confident these arrests will send a clear message to the tribal community of our commitment to address the drug problem on the Menominee reservation.”
Today’s arrests were a combined effort of the Safe Trails Task Force, Native American Drug Gang Initiative, Menominee County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Marshals Service, United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the FBI.
The public is warned that an arrest warrant is merely a method by which to charge an individual with criminal conduct. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.