News Release
Date: May 31, 2012
Contact: Owen Putman
Number: 312-886-2597

Wisconsin Man Sentenced for Making “Spice”
--Jeffrey Coshow of Springbrook Manufactured and Distributed Synthetic Marijuana--

May 31 (Madison, WI) Jack Riley, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and John W. Vaudreuil , United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jeffery L. Coshow, 22, Springbrook, Wisconsin, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to three years in prison, for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute synthetic marijuana. Coshow pleaded guilty to these charges on March 7, 2012.

Coshow was arrested on October 27, 2011. At the time of the arrest, officers recovered drug manufacturing paraphernalia, a stun gun, $2,000, a black SKS rifle, and a .22 caliber handgun, from Coshow's RV.

The charges against Coshow were the result of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration; Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; Eau Claire Police Department; Washburn County Sheriff’s Department; and Sawyer County Sheriff's Department. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey M. Anderson.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at, and