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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 12, 2013

Black Creek Woman Sentenced For Distributing Heroin

MADISON, WISJohn W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Rose Kirmsse, 32, Black Creek, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman for her involvement in heroin distribution in the Lincoln and Marathon county areas during late 2010 and early 2011.   Kirmsse was sentenced to five years of federal probation for conspiring with Jennifer Roper and Leanna Wells to distribute heroin from October 2010 to November 2011. 

Roper was sentenced on June 11 to one year in federal prison, to be followed by three years supervised release, for her involvement in the distribution of heroin.  Wells was sentenced on June 11 also, to seven months in federal prison, to be followed by three years supervised release, for the distribution of heroin to an individual in Wausau on July 20, 2011.

Kirmsse, Roper and Wells were indicted by a grand jury on November 28, 2012.  Roper and Wells pleaded guilty before Judge Adelman on March 19, 2013.  Kirmsse pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge on April 23, 2013. 

The charges against Kirmsse, Roper and Wells were the result of an investigation conducted by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, Merrill Police Department, and Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson. 

Updated July 14, 2015