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Two people from Oconto among three sentenced for meth dealing

Posted: 4:14 PM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-09 17:15:55-04

MILWAUKEE -- Three people, two of whom are from Oconto, have been sentenced for dealing meth.

A news release from the United States Attorney's Office of Eastern District of Wisconsin states Benjamin McNamara and Kristine Olson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The other person in the group was Gregory Ives from Minnesota.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said between June and September 2018, investigators in Oconto County met with several confidential informants who said Kristine Olson was selling methamphetamine in Oconto County and surrounding areas. Authorities said Olson and McNamara had been traveling to Minnesota to buy meth from Ives.

Authorities stopped Olson and McNamara in their car on September 27 as they were returning from Minnesota. The U.S. Attorney's Office said a search of their car revealed a bag containing 212 grams of methamphetamine (later tested to be approximately 98% pure) and 11 separate baggies containing 44 grams of methamphetamine.

A judge sentenced Ives to a ten year prison term followed by five years of supervised release. McNamara received a ten year prison term followed by ten years of supervised release. Olson was sentenced to a six year prison term followed by six years of supervised release.