MADISON — John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the unsealing of an indictment by a grand jury sitting in Madison on June 22.
The indictment charges Pheng Vang, 32, Menomonie, with the distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The indictment alleges that he distributed the methamphetamine on June 13, 2016.
State and local law enforcement agents, pursuant to a federal arrest warrant, arrested Vang, without incident on Thursday, June 23. At the time of his arrest, federal search warrants were executed at his home in Menomonie and a second property in Colfax, and 1.3 pounds of methamphetamine and $7,000 in cash were seized.
Vang was arraigned in U. S. District County in Madison on Friday, June 22, and was detained in custody. His trail date has been set for January 9, 2017.
If convicted, Vang faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison. The charges against Vang are the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; West Central Drug Task Force; Dunn, Eau Claire, Chippewa, and St. Croix County Sheriff’s offices; Menomonie and Eau Claire Police Departments; and La Crosse County Emergency Response Team.