The United States Attorney General in Madison has announced that a federal grand jury has indicted Anthony J. Rogers, age 24 of Wausau, who has strong ties to the Merrill area, for conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. The indictment alleges that conspiracy operated between June of 2013 and December of 2015.
Rogers is already confined in the Wisconsin State Prison system for previous convictions for drug related to drug crimes in Marathon County.
If convicted of the charges, Rogers faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years and a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. The charges against Rogers are the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, Special Investigations Unit; Wausau Police Department; and IRS Criminal Investigation. The prosecution of this case will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Graber.
Lincoln County Sheriff Jeff Jaeger notes this indictment is just part of the Sheriff’s Office commitment to doing their part to reduce the flow of methamphetamine into central Wisconsin and he expects more federal indictments to be handed down in the coming months.