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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Appleton Man Indicted on Methamphetamine and Firearm Charges

Mr. James L. Santelle, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on July 7, 2015, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Khee Vang (age: 36) of Appleton, Wisconsin, charging him with a count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B) and, further, charging him with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(i). If convicted of the drug offense, the defendant faces a sentence of between five and forty years imprisonment, a five million dollar fine, and between four years and a lifetime of supervised release. Conviction on the firearm offense carries a mandatory consecutive term of five years imprisonment and up to a life sentence.  

According to court filings, the defendant was under surveillance when he travelled from Appleton to La Crosse to purchase methamphetamine. The defendant was stopped by law enforcement in the City of Menasha and was found to be in possession of 117 grams of methamphetamine and a semi-automatic weapon.           

The case was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, with the assistance of the Wisconsin State Patrol. 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.

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Updated July 8, 2015