A 28 year old Wausau man has been sentenced in federal court to methamphetamine possession and distribution.
Jake K. Jones of Wausau, pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to eight years in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Last November, law enforcement officers stopped Jones’ vehicle for a traffic violation in Mosinee. After providing a false name, Jones fled in his vehicle, reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. Jones crashed his vehicle, then fled on foot. Eventually, Jones was arrested in possession of approximately 420 grams of pure methamphetamine.
The investigation subsequently revealed that Jones originally tried to purchase three pounds of methamphetamine but was only able to obtain one pound, which he intended to distribute in the Wausau area.