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Madison Man Sentenced in Marijuana Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2013

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Joshua Campbell, 28, Madison, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to three years in prison for conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Campbell pled guilty to this charge on November 26, 2012.

Judge Crabb directed that Campbell's federal sentence be served consecutively to the Wisconsin state sentence that Campbell is presently serving. Campbell was serving a term of extended supervision on an unrelated case when his involvement in the marijuana conspiracy was discovered. On July 11, 2012, Campbell's extended supervision was revoked and he was returned to state prison. Campbell is projected to complete his state sentence, and then begin his three year federal sentence, on May 3, 2014.

In connection with Campbell's guilty plea, he admitted to obtaining marijuana from Chad Ruenger which Campbell distributed with Eissa Kazi. Eissa Kazi is scheduled to plead guilty on February 14, 2013, to possessing a firearm in connection with his marijuana conspiracy with Campbell. On December 19, 2013, Ruenger was sentenced to 84 months in prison for possessing marijuana and using and carrying firearms in connection with that drug crime. During Ruenger's guilty plea, he admitted that he obtained the marijuana distributed to Ruenger and Kazi from three men in California: Daniel Frazier, Timothy Frazier, and Didrik Petersen.

On September 12, 2012, Daniel Frazier, Timothy Frazier, and Didrik Petersen were indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison. Frazier, Frazier, and Petersen were charged in Count 1 of the indictment with conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana. In Count 2, Daniel Frazier was charged with possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute here in Wisconsin. Petersen and the Fraziers are scheduled to go to trial before Judge Crabb on March 25, 2013. Daniel Frazier and Timothy Frazier are brothers.

The cases described above resulted from an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Prosecution of the cases have been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O'Shea.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

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