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More Sentencing In LDF Oxycodone Distribution Arrests

A father and son who entered guilty pleas in October to distributing Oxycodone on the Lac du Flambeau reservation are going to federal prison.

54 year old Thomas Old Coyote was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison and his son, 30 year old Ryan Old Coyote will spend two-and-a-half years in prison. Thomas Old Coyote was sentenced for distribution , and Ryan was sentenced for using wire communication via Money Gram as part of the distribution scheme.

 The Old Coyotes supplied the drug for Charlie and Andrew Meshigaud, and others, who then distributed it in Lac du Flambeau. In 2013, the Meshigauds made numerous trips to Milwaukee to purchase over a thousand Oxycodone pills.  Approximately $40,000 was wired  to the Old Coyotes during that time period.

Last August, Judge Barbara  Crabb also sentenced Andrew Meshigaud to 151 months in prison and Charlie Meshigaud to 60 months in prison.

In addition, Brandon Vetterneck was sentenced to 40 months in prison. Also,   Lois Vetterneck was sentenced to a one-year term of probation; and , Derek Armstrong was sentenced to 24 months in prison. These three individuals also distributed Oxycodone on the reservation, and the Meshigauds were their source.

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