Neopit Man Sentenced For Drug Charges
A 33-year-old Neopit man was sentenced in Federal Court Tuesday after pleading guilty in March to drug trafficking and firearm offenses on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Joseph Komanekin Jr. must serve two years in prison and three years of supervised release for possessing with intent to distribute 38 grams of a Schedule I synthetic drug called FUB-AMB, otherwise known as “Ish.” Authorities searched Komanekin’s residence in February 2016 where they also seized a short-barreled shotgun near the location of the drugs. In sentencing, Chief Judge William Griesbach noted the serious nature of selling the drug, which is causing great harm to the Menominee Indian community.
Keshena Man Sentenced For Assualt
A 32-year-old Keshena man was sentenced to 26 months in prison and three years supervised release after pleading guilty in March of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. On September 11, 2016, Jeffrey Matchopatow assaulted a woman at a residence in Keshena on the Menominee Indian Reservation. As a result, the woman sustained a fractured jaw and other facial injuries. In the ruling, the court cited the serious injuries from the assault, as well as Matchopatow’s prior tribal convictions for violent offenses involving multiple victims.