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Mishicot Man Sentenced for Marijuana Cultivation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2014

James L. Santelle, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on April 14, 2014, Steven M. Pelnar (age: 50) of Mishicot, was sentenced to six months incarceration and three years’ probation by Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach.  Pelnar had previously entered a guilty plea to a single-count of marijuana cultivation. According to the plea agreement and other documents filed with the court, Pelnar operated a marijuana grow operation on his Mishicot area farm and was tending to 330 marijuana plants at the time of his arrest.      

The court also ordered Pelnar to pay a $5000 fine and entered an order of forfeiture for a twenty-acre parcel of land used to grow the drug. The forfeited land has a market value of approximately $50,000.

The case was investigated by Special Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.


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