Fourteen people have now been sentenced in a large methamphetamine sales ring that covered much of central and western Wisconsin.
Patrick Keenan, 30, of Wausau was given a 15-year federal prison term this week for his role in the operation, in which Joe Kujawa reportedly supplied meth from Minneapolis to a number of dealers in eight cities between Eau Claire and the Wausau/Merrill area.
Prosecutors say 127 pounds of imported meth was sold to wholesalers and retailers in the region in a three year period, and the drugs were valued at $5.7 million.
Five of the 19 defendants are scheduled to be sentenced in April and May in U.S. District Court in Madison. The 14 sentenced so far have terms that total 158 years.