Ashland County residents charged with drug crimes
Two Ashland County residents were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on charges of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
Becky Peterson, 62, and Mark Moore, 64, both of Peeksville, Wis., were charged with conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of meth. The indictment alleges that the conspiracy operated from August 2017 to June 27.
According to the Western District of Wisconsin U.S. Attorney’s Office, the indictment also charges Peterson with distributing meth Sept. 29, 2017; Moore with distributing meth Oct. 26, 2017 and June 13; and both Peterson and Moore with possessing meth with the intent to distribute June 27.
Moore also is charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The indictment alleges that on June 27 he possessed a loaded .22 caliber pistol.
If convicted, Peterson and Moore face a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison on the conspiracy charge, and a maximum penalty of 20 years on each of the other drug charges. Moore faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years on the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.