Two Wisconsin men convicted of drug trafficking on the Menominee Indian Reservation | WFRV Local 5

MENOMINEE, Wis. (WFRV) – Two Wisconsin men 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 Lac du Flambeau, and Scott Mielkie, 50, of Lac Tomahawk, have been convicted for their involvement in drug trafficking on the Indian reservation of Menominee. in February.

Authorities say that on February 24, a Tribal Patrol officer stopped Negani and Mielkie’s vehicle for an “equipment violation.” During the traffic check, a drug detecting police dog would have started to detect the presence of drugs located somewhere in the vehicle.

After 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 Lac du Flambeau area where they purchased the methamphetamine from a Negani source, then that they were returning “up north” for further distribution. before they are stopped by the patrolman.

Negani and Mielkie both pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Court records indicate that Negani was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment with four years of supervised release while Mielkie was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment with three years of supervised release.

Nohemi M. Moore