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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
John W. Vaudreuil
, United States Attorney
Contact: Robert Anderson

Lac Du Flambeau Man Sentenced for Oxycodone Distribution

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Ronald Peterson, 53, Lac du Flambeau, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to 21 months in federal prison for distributing oxycodone in April 2013. Peterson pleaded guilty to this charge on May 20, 2014.

During an investigation conducted by state and local law enforcement, investigators made multiple purchases of oxycodone pills from Peterson at his home in Lac du Flambeau in April 2013. On April 25, 2013, police executed a search warrant at Peterson’s home, recovering a stash of additional oxycodone pills. Peterson admitted to police that he would obtain and sell some of the pills in order to support his own use of the drug.

The charge against Peterson was the result of an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; Vilas County Sheriff’s Department; Lac du Flambeau Police Department; and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.

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