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Western District of Wisconsin

Thursday, January 30, 2014

7th Person Sentenced In California-to-Wisconsin Marijuana Conspiracy

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jeffrey Well, 34, Madison, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to four years of probation for his role in a marijuana distribution conspiracy.  Judge Adelman imposed 180 days of home confinement as a condition of probation and directed that Well perform 20 hours of community service each year of probation. 

In explaining the sentence, Judge Adelman observed that Well cooperated with the government, turned over $16,000 in drug proceeds, has worked steadily, and has remained drug free since he was confronted by law enforcement.            

Well is the seventh member of the marijuana distribution network to be sentenced.  The other participants were sentenced as follows:

  • Chad Ruenger, 34, Waterloo, Wis., was sentenced on December 19, 2012, to 84 months in prison for possessing marijuana and using and carrying firearms in connection with that drug crime.
  • Joshua Campbell, 28, Madison, Wis., was sentenced on January 31, 2013, to three years in prison for conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
  • Daniel Frazier, 48, Fairfax, Calif., was sentenced on April 24, 2013, to five years in prison for conspiracy to distribute marijuana. 
  • Timothy Frazier, 50, and Didrik Petersen, 46, both also of Fairfax, were found to have held Alimited@ roles in the offense and were sentenced on April 24, 2013, to three years of probation for conspiracy to distribute marijuana.   
  • Eissa Kazi, 23, Madison, Wis., was sentenced on May 9, 2013, to five years in prison for possessing a firearm, a Glock 9 mm semi-automatic handgun, in connection with a conspiracy to distribute marijuana.    

The final conspirator, Timothy Dover, will be sentenced before Judge Adelman on March 6, 2014.  The cases described above resulted from an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The prosecution of the cases has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O'Shea.

Updated July 14, 2015