Three Wisconsinites Charged for Drug Trafficking Crimes
MADISON, Wis. - Assistant Special Agent in Charge John G. McGarry, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and Acting U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O'Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin announced charges against three individuals for crimes related to the distribution of methamphetamine and attempted distribution of fentanyl.
Jason Jordan, 36, Madison, Wisconsin is charged with two counts of attempting to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. The indictment alleges that he attempted to distribute fentanyl on Jan. 20 and Feb. 23, 2021.
If convicted, Jordan faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison on each charge. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Dane County Narcotics Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Wegner is handling the prosecution.
Saige T. Marten, 28, Boyd, Wisconsin, and Samantha K. Fristoe, 30, Owen, Wisconsin, are charged with distributing 50 grams of more of methamphetamine on June 7, 2021. The indictment also charges Marten with possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine for distribution on June 14, 2021.
If convicted, Marten and Fristoe each face a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison on the distribution charge, and Marten also faces that penalty of the charge of possession with intent to distribute. The charges against them are the result of an investigation by the West Central Drug Task Force; Altoona and Eau Claire Police Departments; Chippewa, Clark, and Rusk County Sheriffs’ Offices; and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Anderson is handling the prosecution.