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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Neopit Woman Indicted for Drug Trafficking, Firearm Offense on Menominee Indian Reservation

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on June 6, 2017, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against a woman allegedly involved in drug trafficking and firearms offenses on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The indictment named Sheila R. Madosh (age: 52) of Neopit, which is located on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Count One of the indictment charges Madosh with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Substance in violation of 21 United States Code, Section 841. Count Two charged Madosh with Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Offense in violation of 18 United States Code, Section 924(c). On Count One, Madosh faces a maximum sentence of up to 20 years’ imprisonment, up to a $1,000,000 fine, and between 3 years and a lifetime of supervised release. On Count Two, Madosh faces a mandatory 5-year consecutive sentence and up to life in prison.

 

According to the indictment, on April 21, 2017, investigators discovered 298 grams of a substance containing a Schedule I analogue called FUB-AMB, which is a synthetic cannabinoid known locally as “Ish.” Investigators seized the synthetic drugs, along with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun, during the execution of a search warrant at Madosh’s Neopit residence.

 

The Menominee Tribal Police Department, Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation (Native American Drug and Gang Initiative), Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier.

 

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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For additional information contact:

Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig at 414 297-1700

 

 

Updated June 8, 2017