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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Antigo Man Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Marijuana

James L. Santelle, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on November 19, 2013, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against John M. Hunter (age: 35) of Antigo, Wisconsin, charging him with a single count of Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances in violation of 21 U.S.C. Sections 846 and 841(b)(1)(B), and 18 U.S.C. Section 2.  If convicted of the offense, the defendant faces between five and forty years’ imprisonment, up to a five million dollar fine, and four years to life of Supervised Release.  

According to the indictment, Hunter conspired with others known and unknown to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine and over 50 kilograms of marijuana between May 2009 and August 2011.  

Mr. Hunter is scheduled for arraignment in United States District Court in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on December 11, 2013.

The case was investigated by the Langlade County Sheriff’s Office and the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated January 29, 2015