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Manitowoc Man Sentenced to 12 years on Drug and Firearm Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on July 25, 2016, Steven R. Schenian, Jr. (age: 38) of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, appeared in federal court in Green Bay and was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. 

In pronouncing sentence, Chief United States District Court Judge William C. Griesbach noted the “special danger to the community” inherent when drug traffickers possess firearms. The judge condemned Schenian Jr.’s involvement in several violent drug-related acts, including the beating of a drug associate whom he suspected of theft. He concluded that Schenian Jr. was deserving of a substantial prison sentence. Following his release from prison, Schenian Jr. will serve 10 years on federal supervised release.   

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office, and the Manitowoc Area MEG Unit. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.


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Updated July 26, 2016