MENOMINEE, Wisconsin (WFRV) – Two men from Wisconsin have been sentenced to a total of 5 years in prison for their involvement in drug trafficking on the Menominee Indian Reservation.
According to the Eastern District of Wisconsin, two men, identified as John Negani, 37, of Flambeau Lake and Scott Mielkie, 50, of Lake Tomahawk, were given sentences related to their involvement in drug trafficking in the Menominee Indian Reserve. in February.
Authorities explain that on February 24, a tribal patrol officer stopped Negani and Mielkie’s vehicle due to an “equipment violation”. During the traffic stop, a drug detection police dog reportedly began to detect the presence of drugs somewhere in the vehicle.
Upon further investigation, the drug detection police dog led the officer to discover just under 30 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Additionally, the patrol officer also discovered a Dan Wesson Arms .357 Magnum revolver inside the vehicle.
According to court records, police later determined that Negani and Mielkie traveled to the Menominee Indian Reservation from the Flambeau Lake area where they purchased methamphetamine from a source in Negani and then returned “to the north ”for further distribution before they are stopped by the patroller.
Negani and Mielkie pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Court records indicate that Negani was sentenced to three years in prison with four years of supervised release while Mielkie was sentenced to two years in prison with three years of supervised release.