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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Three Appleton Men Indicted on Methamphetamine Distribution and Firearm Charges

United States Attorney James L. Santelle for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on March 10, 2015, a federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Kham Meng Vang a/k/a “K” (age: 32), Sa Xiong a/k/a “Fat Boy” (age: 24), and Bee Vang a/k/a “Skinny”(age: 23) of Appleton, Wisconsin, charging all three with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846 and, further, charging Kham Meng Vang and Sa Xiong with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime. If convicted of the drug offense, each defendant faces a sentence of between ten years and life imprisonment, a ten million dollar fine, and between five years and a lifetime of supervised release. Conviction on the firearm offense carries a mandatory consecutive term of five years imprisonment.  

According to the indictment, the defendants conspired amongst themselves and with others to sell over 500 grams of methamphetamine in the Fox Valley region. Kham Meng Vang and Sa Xiong are alleged to have done so while in possession of semi-automatic weapons.

The case was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group, the Appleton Police Department, the Fox Valley Metro Police Department, the Kaukauna Police Department, the Town of Menasha Police Department, the Menasha Police Department, the Neenah Police Department, the Oshkosh Police Department, the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department, and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

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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Updated March 11, 2015