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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

MADISON, WIS. - A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today.  You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Sun Prairie Teacher Charged with Producing Child Pornography

Matthew E. Quaglieri, 34, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, is charged with 3 counts of producing child pornography.  The indictment alleges that he intentionally used a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct on September 22, 23, and 29, 2022.  At the time of the alleged offenses, Quaglieri was a teacher with the Sun Prairie Area School District. 

If convicted, Quaglieri faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in federal prison on each count.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Sun Prairie Police Department and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman is handling the prosecution.

Tennessee Man Charged with Distributing Child Pornography

Trevor Blackburn, 22, Bell Buckle, Tennessee, is charged with distributing child pornography.  The indictment alleges that on September 8, 2022, Blackburn posted a video of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct on a school district network.  Blackburn is currently being held in state custody at the Chippewa County Jail.  A date has not been set for his initial appearance in federal court.

If convicted, Blackburn faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years and a maximum of 20 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office; Federal Bureau of Investigation in Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Minnesota; Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation; Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office; Douglas County Sheriff’s Office; and Gilman, Superior, and Cornell Police Departments.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman is handling the prosecution; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee has provided assistance.

Madison Man Charged with Drug Crimes Involving Heroin, Fentanyl & Cocaine

Roland J. Scott III, 20, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with distributing heroin, distributing a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, 2 counts of distributing fentanyl, and possessing 40 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute.  The indictment alleges that these offenses occurred between September 15 and October 7, 2021. The indictment further charges that from October 5 to 7, 2021, Scott used and maintained a place for the purpose of distributing heroin and fentanyl.  The indictment also charges that on June 30, 2022, Scott possessed 400 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute, possessed cocaine with intent to distribute, and possessed a loaded firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

If convicted, Scott faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each distribution charge, the charge of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, and the charge of maintaining a drug house.  He faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years on the charge of possessing 40 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute, and a mandatory minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life on the charge of possessing 400 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute.  The charge of possessing a loaded firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime has a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years and a maximum of life in prison.  Federal law requires that any penalty imposed for the gun charge be served consecutive to any other sentence imposed. 

The charges against Scott are the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department, Dane County Narcotics Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kathryn Ginsberg and Steven Anderson are handling the prosecution.  

Madison Man Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearm & Ammunition

Donquil D. McLemore, 19, Madison, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  The indictment alleges that he possessed a .380 caliber handgun and ammunition on June 30, 2022.

If convicted, McLemore faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department, Dane County Narcotics Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kathryn Ginsberg and Steven Anderson are handling the prosecution.

The charges against Scott and McLemore are part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Wausau Man Charged with Possessing Methamphetamine for Distribution

Anthony Anderson, 40, Wausau, Wisconsin, is charged with possessing 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.  The indictment alleges that he possessed the methamphetamine on August 1, 2022.

If convicted, Anderson faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Wegner is handling the prosecution.

Buffalo County Woman Charged with Misappropriating U.S. Postal Funds

Megan A. Torrez, 45, Alma, Wisconsin, is charged with 2 counts of misappropriating postal funds.  The indictment alleges that on November 30 and December 27, 2021, while an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, Torrez converted to her own use more than $1,000 in U.S. Postal money orders. 

If convicted, Torrez faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count.  The charges against her are the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson is handling the prosecution.

Barron County Postal Employee Charged with Theft of Mail

Joshua P. Copas, 37, Cumberland, Wisconsin, is charged with theft of mail.  The indictment alleges that while an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, he stole items of mail which had come into his possession for the purpose of being conveyed by the Postal Service.  Specifically, the indictment alleges that between April 7 and May 30, 2022, Copas stole Menards’ rebate checks from the mail. 

If convicted, Copas faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General and the Rice Lake and Cumberland Police Departments.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anita Boor and Steven Anderson are handling the prosecution. 

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 12, 2022