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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 13, 2018

Antigo Man Indicted on Firearm and Methamphetamine Charges

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on April 10, 2018, a federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Shane A. Tillman (age: 33) of Antigo, Wisconsin.

The indictment alleges that Tillman conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine and did so while in the possession of a firearm, contrary to Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846 and 841(a) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c). It further alleges that Tillman’s status as a convicted felon prohibited him from ever possessing a firearm pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1). Tillman faces up to a life sentence if convicted of the charges alleged.

Tillman was arraigned before a federal Magistrate Judge on April 12, 2018, and will remain in federal custody pending trial.

Project Safe Neighborhoods is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods’ strategy brings together all levels of law enforcement and community resources to reduce violent crime and improve the quality of life in all our neighborhoods.

This case was investigated by the Langlade County Sheriff’s Office and the Antigo Police Department with assistance from the Brown County Drug Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

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

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Updated April 13, 2018