Top row from left to right: Kody P. Hofman and Jordan L. Weiss. Bottom row from left to right: Brandon D. Scray-Bass, Anthony B. Kotula Jr., and Seth W. White
Five additional suspects are facing conspiracy drug charges and appeared in Shawano County court late Wednesday morning. They’re being charged in connection with one of the largest drug trafficking cases ever in Shawano County, led by 52-year-old Daniel P. Hofman of Bonduel.
Making an appearance Wednesday, was the son of Daniel Hofman, 26-year-old Kody P. Hofman of Bonduel, whose residence was believed to be a key for packaging during the drug operation.
“It’s been learned that Mr. Hofman’s residence and property is one of the packaging points for when Dan Hofman, his father, would return from California,” said District Attorney Greg Parker. “It was a storage point as well, for some of the product that was brought back from Mr. Hofman.”
In the criminal complaint, District Attorney Parker added that there were messages between Daniel Hofman and Kody Hofman discussing the business plans from the California operation and how it relates to Wisconsin. That includes messages regarding the 20,000 marijuana plants growing at the site in California.
Judge James Habeck set the bond for Kody Hofman at $25,000 cash.
Among others making their bond appearance in court Wednesday were 26-year-old Jordan L. Weiss of Bonduel, 21-year-old Anthony B. Kotula Jr. of Gresham, 23-year-old Brandon D. Scray-Bass of Green Bay, and 28-year-old Seth W. White of Bonduel.
All of them, including Kody Hoffman, face one felony count of conspiracy to deliver more than 10,000 grams of marijuana, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and $50,000 fine if convicted.
Jordan Weiss-the girlfriend of Kody Hofman-had her bond set at $20,000 cash, and is believed to have coordinated with Daniel Hofman to receive packages of hash oil that Hofman would ship from California.
Weiss allegedly used her parents residence in Green Bay as a pickup point for the oil, where she would then contact Scray-Bass, who would distribute. The criminal complaint also alleges that Weiss would play a role in collecting money that Scray-Bass would owe Daniel Hofman.
Scray-Bass and Seth White were ordered to be held on $12,500 cash bond while Anthony Kotula Jr. is being held on $5,000 cash bond.
Seth White will appear in court again on March 13, while the other four alleged co-conspirators are scheduled to make their next appearance in court on March 6.