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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Minnesota

www.justice.gov/usao/mn

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2012

B. Todd Jones, United States Attorney

Contact: Jeanne F. Cooney, Director of Community Relations
(612) 664-5611
jeanne.cooney@usdoj.gov

Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictments

Madison, Wisconsin — 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.

Lodi Man Charged with Armed Robbery of Pharmacy

Anthony Carriola, 28, Lodi, Wis., is charged with robbing a pharmacy at gunpoint. The indictment alleges that on January 10, 2012, he took morphine pills from Eannelli’s Pharmacy in Prairie du Sac, Wis., by force. Carriola also is charged with brandishing a firearm, specifically a .44 caliber revolver, during a crime of violence.

If convicted, Carriola faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on the robbery count, and a mandatory minimum penalty of seven years on the brandishing a firearm count, which would be served consecutively to any other prison term imposed. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, Sauk Prairie Police Department, Dane County Sheriff–s Department, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.

Sparta Man Charged with Arson

Bradford White, 38, Sparta, Wis., is charged with destroying by means of fire a building and personal property used in activity affecting interstate commerce, specifically Fast Eddies, located in Sparta. The indictment alleges that he did so on December 10, 2011.

If convicted, White faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in federal prison, and a maximum penalty of 20 years. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Sparta Police Department; Monroe County Sheriff–s Office; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, State Fire Marshal–s Office. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.

Mondovi Man Charged with Gun Crime

William Ernest Ziemer, 47, Mondovi, Wis., is charged with being a felon in possession of three firearms. The indictment alleges that on September 7, 2011, he illegally possessed a semi–automatic rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun, and a .270 caliber rifle.

If convicted, Ziemer faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Chippewa County Sheriff–s Department; Polk County Sheriff–s Department; and St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Munish Sharda.

Madison Man Charged with Distributing Heroin

Gary C. Mays, 47, Madison, Wis., is charged with six counts of distributing heroin. The indictment alleges that he distributed heroin on November 15, 16, 22, and December 5 and 16, 2011, and January 6, 2011.

If convicted, Mays faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul W. Connell.

Middleton Man Charged with Gun Crime

Joshua Allen Schaaf, 25, Middleton, Wis., is charged with being a felon in possession of three firearms. The indictment alleges that on October 13, 2011, he illegally possessed a .38 caliber revolver and two .380 caliber pistols.

If convicted, Schaaf faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Dane County Sheriff–s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter M. Jarosz.

Inmate Charged with Possessing Marijuana

Donte Adams, 37, an inmate of the Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford, Wis., is charged with possessing a prohibited object. The indictment alleges that he possessed marijuana on October 16, 2011.

If convicted, Adams faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Special Investigative Services at FCI–Oxford. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Reinhard.

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