Wausau Man Sentenced to 84 Months for Methamphetamine Distribution

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MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jacob Ring, 31, Wausau, Wisconsin was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 84 months in federal prison for distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. This prison term will be followed by 5 years of supervised release. Ring pleaded guilty to this charge on May 27, 2022.

Law enforcement developed Ring as a suspected methamphetamine dealer in April 2021 after a number of witnesses described Ring as a well-known source of methamphetamine in the Wausau area. In June and July 2022, law enforcement used a confidential informant to purchase over 50 grams of methamphetamine from Ring on two occasions. When Ring was arrested in August 2021, Ring had with him a backpack containing over 300 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, and a smoking device. 

In sentencing Ring, Judge Conley stated a significant sentence was warranted because of Ring’s lengthy criminal history and the amount of methamphetamine he distributed. Judge Conley also noted that Ring was under supervision for prior Wisconsin methamphetamine convictions at the time he committed the offenses in this case. Judge Conley ordered the sentence imposed in this case to run concurrently with any other sentence Ring is serving as a result of revocation of that supervision.

The charge against Ring was a result of an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation; Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force; Wausau Police Department; and the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution of this case has been handled by Assistant United States Attorney Taylor L. Kraus. 

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