Thursday 10 January 2013

Merrill Women Indicted in Federal Court

Posted at 2:06 PM

Jennifer L. Roper, one of three women to be indicted.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has secured federal indictments against three subjects involved in the distribution of drugs in North Central Wisconsin.

In early December the Federal Magistrate in the US District Court Madison issued warrants for the arrests of:

Leanna Marie Wells age 32 of Merrill;

Jennifer Lynn Roper, AKA Jennifer Maki, AKA Jennifer Mulford – age 47 of Merrill;

Rose Helen Kirmsse age 32 of Black Creek WI, formerly of Merrill.

The three suspects were all taken into custody on December 4th, 2012. Wells was taken into custody by Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Roper by Officers of the Merrill Police Department, and Kirmsse by the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office. They were delivered to the US Marshal at Madison the following day by Lincoln County Deputies.

The three faces charges including: possession with intent to distribute heroin, distributing heroin, and conspiracy to distribute heroin. If convicted of these charges they face 20 years in a federal prison and fines up to one million dollars. (they are not all charged with each crime – some more, some less)

Law enforcement officers in Lincoln County continue to work with state and federal authorities and are expecting additional state, and possibly federal charges may be introduced against others involved in the drug trade. This is all a part of the ongoing effort by law enforcement in Lincoln County to combat drugs and drug related crimes in our community.

If you have any information on use, sales, or distribution of narcotics in Lincoln County you are encouraged to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 715-536-6272 or 715-453-5747. Callers may also call Crime Stopper of Lincoln County at 715-536-3726.


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