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Seventh Defendant Indicted for Oxycodone-Related Charges

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

United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on April 4, 2017, a federal grand jury returned an eight-count superseding indictment against seven individuals involved in distributing Oxycodone. The original indictment named Lance Bruette (age: 34) of Minocqua, Orvin Kay (age: 57) of Milwaukee, Frank Lawrence (age: 38) of Saint Germain, Mitchell Plantikow (age: 29) of Woodruff, Troy Plantikow (age: 52) of Woodruff and Lacey Stanick (age: 31) of Woodruff, Wisconsin) as the defendants.


The superseding indictment includes Serena Johnson (age: 34) of Lac Du Flambeau as a co-conspirator. Count one of the superseding indictment, charges all seven defendants with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone in violation of Title 21 United States Code Section 846. The other seven counts of the indictment were not changed.


According to the criminal complaint filed against Orvin Kay, certain members of the conspiracy who resided in Northern Wisconsin would drive to Milwaukee and pick up hundreds of oxycodone 30 mg pills per week from Orvin Kay. They would then distribute those oxycodone pills to individual users, as well as co-conspirators who would sell the pills to other individuals. The maximum penalty for all of the charges is 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.


The following agencies are participating in the investigation: the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office; the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office; the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation; the Drug Enforcement Administration – Milwaukee (Tactical Diversion Squad); the Minocqua Police Department and the Rhinelander Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Zachary J. Corey and Benjamin Wesson.


An indictment and a criminal complaint 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 April 10, 2017