A Tomahawk woman will spend five-and-a-half years in federal prison for her role in a methamphetamine distribution operation.
U.S. District Judge James Peterson in Madison sentenced 64 year old Becky L. Peterson to 66 months behind bars.
The court alleges Peterson conspired with Mark W. Moore to distribute more than 50 grams of meth in Ashland county over several years. Peterson pleaded guilty to the charge last June.
Moore entered a guilty plea more than a year ago and received 66 months like Peterson when he was sentenced last March.
Peterson and Moore engaged in a years-long conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from a farm near Butternut in the Town of Peeksville.
Drug investigators with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation developed information that Peterson and Moore were selling methamphetamine from a location known as the “Meth Farm.” Beginning in August 2017, an undercover investigator made contact with Moore and began making purchases of methamphetamine from him on the 80-acre farm. During the investigation, police confirmed that Moore was working with Peterson to distribute methamphetamine.
In addition to the prison sentences received by Peterson and Moore, the court ordered the forfeiture of the farm property used in distributing the methamphetamine, as well as the $13,000 in cash.