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Eight people convicted for drug distribution in Manitowoc County face years behind bars

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 14:48:30-04

MANITOWOC COUNTY (NBC 26) — Eight people face nearly a collective 50 years behind bars after being convicted of drug trafficking in Manitowoc County, the county sheriff said Monday.

Manitowoc County Sheriff Dan Hartwig and Lieutenant Dave Remiker issued a news release Monday announcing the sentencing, which they said came after recent Manitowoc Metro Drug Unit investigations.

Authorities said the investigations identified numerous mid to upper-level drug traffickers accused of distributing methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl in Manitowoc County.

Monday's news release stated Metro Drug Unit investigators have been working with United States Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Wisconsin to prosecute those responsible for distributing drugs in the local area.

The eight convicted (pictured above) were identified in Monday's news release:

  • Javier Vargas was sentenced to 8 years and 3 months in federal prison for methamphetamine distribution
  • Quintin Hollis was sentenced to 6 years in federal prison for heroin distribution
  • Allan J. Perry was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for heroin and fentanyl distribution
  • Tristan J. Swokowski was sentenced to 5 years in prison for heroin and fentanyl distribution
  • Micah J. Hammond was sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for heroin and fentanyl distribution
  • Christopher L Ramirez was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for methamphetamine distribution
  • Christopher A. Hunter was sentenced to 6 years in federal prison for methamphetamine and fentanyl distribution
  • Angelique Hunter was sentenced to 1 year in federal prison methamphetamine and fentanyl distribution

Four other people (not pictured) accused of drug distribution in Manitowoc are either awaiting sentencing or their cases are still being processed.

  • Anthony Martinez awaits sentencing in December for a mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison for fentanyl distribution
  • Jabari Samuel awaits a plea hearing in mid-October for a potential mandatory minimum of 15 years in federal prison for fentanyl distribution
  • Stephen Vice has been indicted and his federal case is pending with a potential mandatory minimum of 5 years in federal prison for methamphetamine distribution
  • Steven Khail has been indicted and his federal case is pending with a potential mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison for heroin and fentanyl distribution