Grand Jury Returns 3 Indictments
MADISON, WI (STL.News) A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Hudson Man Charged with Drug Offenses Involving Methamphetamine
Kevin J. Bell, 41, Hudson, Wisconsin, is charged with distributing methamphetamine on October 16 and December 1, 2020. The indictment alleges that the October 16 distribution involved 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
If convicted, Bell faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison on the charge alleging distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and a maximum penalty of 20 years on the other distribution charge. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the West Central Drug Task Force; Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, and Eau Claire County Sheriffs’ Offices; Eau Claire Police Department; Eau Claire County District Attorney’s Office; and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Anderson is handling the prosecution.
Mauston Man Charged with Drug & Gun Crimes
Jerry Scheerer, 27, Mauston, Wisconsin, is charged with distributing methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm.