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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Antigo Man Sentenced For Federal Drug Crime

United States Attorney James L. Santelle of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that John M. Hunter (age: 36) of Antigo, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison by Chief United States District Court Judge William C. Griesbach. Hunter had previously pled guilty to a single count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances in violation of Title 21 United States Code, Sections 846 and 841(b)(1)(B), and Title 18 United States Code, Section 2. 

Hunter was responsible for the distribution of over 50 kilograms of marijuana and over 1,500 grams of cocaine in the Langlade County area and in southeastern Wisconsin between May 2009 and August 2011. Hunter’s drug distribution network included numerous employees of the Merrill and Antigo School Districts, many of whom were charged in state court for drug related crimes. 

In pronouncing sentence Chief Judge Griesbach noted the serious nature of the offense, the effect that Hunter’s actions had on his community, and the scourge that illegal drugs present to society. In addition to his prison sentence, Hunter was placed on 48 months of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Langlade and Marathon County Sheriffs’ Departments.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

Updated January 29, 2015