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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Sheboygan Couple Indicted on Methamphetamine and Gun Charges

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that earlier today, a federal grand jury indictment was issued against Ey Lao (age: 34) and Lola Chang (age: 33) both of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

The indictment alleges that the duo possessed in excess of 50 grams of actual (also known as “crystal”) methamphetamine with the intent to distribute the controlled substance in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a) and 841(b)(1)(A). If convicted of that charge, each faces a mandatory 10 year prison sentence and up to a lifetime of imprisonment. They could also be fined up to $10,000,000. Lao is additionally charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(c)(1)(A). Lao faces up to 10 years imprisonment for possessing a firearm as a felon, and a mandatory 5 years imprisonment up to a lifetime of imprisonment for possessing the firearm in furtherance of drug distribution. 

This case was investigated by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office and the Brown County Drug Task Force. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendants are presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove them guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.    

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Updated April 2, 2019