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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Seven Men Indicted for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses in Fox Valley Region

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on December 19, 2017, a federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment against seven individuals allegedly involved in drug trafficking in the Fox Valley area of Northeastern Wisconsin. The indictment named the following individuals:

 

Name

Age

Residence

Robert Losse

34

Menasha, Wisconsin

Lee Carter

38

Fox Lake, Wisconsin

Craig Hannemann

34

Appleton, Wisconsin

Joshua Murphy

38

Bruce, Wisconsin

Zachary Dittmer

23

Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Andrew Thede

30

Appleton, Wisconsin

Anthony Cabrera-Santiago

30

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

            All seven are charged in Count One with Conspiracy to Distribute Greater Than 500 Grams of Methamphetamine in violation of Title 21 United States Code Section 846. Each defendant faces a sentence on this count of a minimum of 10 years, and up to life, in prison; up to a $10 Million fine; and between 5 years and a lifetime of supervised release. Losse, Carter, Thede and Cabrera-Santiago also face charges of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime in violation of Title 18 United States Code Section 924(c). This charge has a mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of 5 years, and up to life in prison; up to a $250,000 fine; and up to 5 years of supervised release. Additional drug charges were issued against Carter, Hannemann, Thede, and Cabrera-Santiago.

 

            According to the indictment, the defendants conspired amongst themselves and with others to obtain and distribute methamphetamine in the Fox Valley area of Northeastern Wisconsin.

 

            The case was investigated by the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group – Drug Unit, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Winnebago County District Attorney’s Office, Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office, and Calumet County District Attorney’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier.

 

An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are 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 414-297-1700

Updated December 27, 2017