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MADISON—A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, return an indictment against a Menomonie Man on June 17th.
David Hartwig, 32, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, with possessing heroin with intent to distribute, and with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The indictment alleges that on May 6, 2020, he possessed a 9mm pistol and ammunition, and heroin with intent to distribute.
If convicted, Hartwig faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, 20 years on the heroin charge, and a mandatory minimum penalty of five years on the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Federal law requires that any sentence imposed on the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime be served consecutive to any sentence imposed on the charge of possessing heroin with intent to distribute.
The charges against Hartwig are the result of investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, Menomonie Police Department, West Central Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U. S. Attorney Taylor L. Kraus is handling the prosecution.
Information for this piece was furnished by the Department of Justice, U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Wisconsin who reminds us that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.