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

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Burnett County Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Adam Evans, 25, Webster, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 60 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Evans had previously pleaded guilty to being involved in a conspiracy with Jerry Vang to distribute methamphetamine in northwest Wisconsin in early 2015.   

In 2012, an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and comprised of federal, state, and local investigators began investigating the importation and distribution of methamphetamine in Polk and Burnett Counties, Wis. 

On March 30, 2015, Vang’s vehicle was stopped by law enforcement and Evans was with Vang in the vehicle.  During a search of the vehicle, officers located a baggie containing approximately 13 ounces of methamphetamine, packaging material consistent with drug distribution, digital scales, and firearms.

Vang was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison on October 19, 2015.  He pleaded guilty to his role in the methamphetamine conspiracy and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

U.S. Attorney Vaudreuil praised the outstanding cooperation among all law enforcement agencies involved in addressing the problem of methamphetamine use in northwest Wisconsin. 

In addition to the FBI, the task force included the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; Polk, Burnett, and Washburn County Sheriffs’ Departments; the St. Croix Valley Drug Task Force; and the St. Croix Tribal Police Department.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Anderson. 

Drug Trafficking
Updated January 26, 2016