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

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Appleton Man Receives 10 Year Sentenced for Lead Role in Meth Conspiracy

Gregory J. Haanstad, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today, that Kham Meng Vang (age: 33) of Appleton, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison by Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach.  Vang had previously entered a guilty plea to a single count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.  According to the plea agreement and other documents filed with the court, Vang was the lead actor in a methamphetamine distribution ring stretching from the Fox Valley to Calumet County.  Vang and his co-conspirators (Sa Xiong (age: 25) and Bee Vang (age: 23) who were sentenced on September 21, 2015 to 120 months and 18 months respectfully) distributed the methamphetamine while in possession of several semi-automatic firearms.

In pronouncing sentence, Chief Judge Griesbach noted the need for a significant sentence to ensure the protection of the community and deter the defendant and others from engaging in dangerous criminal activity. In addition to the prison sentence, Vang was ordered to spend an additional 10 years on supervised release.   

The case was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group, the Appleton Police Department, Fox Valley Metro Police Department, Kaukauna Police Department, Town of Menasha Police Department, Menasha Police Department, Neenah Police Department, Oshkosh Police Department, Calumet County Sheriff’s Department, and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

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Drug Trafficking
Updated September 24, 2015