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WATERTOWN - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on October 5, 2010, attorneys for the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), acting as special prosecutors for Marathon County, filed a Summons and Criminal Complaint in Marathon County Circuit Court against Ronald J. Moore (age 55) for attempted possession of marijuana (THC) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The maximum possible penalty for the misdemeanor offense of attempted possession of marijuana (THC) is a term of imprisonment not to exceed six months, or a $1000 fine, or both. The maximum possible penalty for the misdemeanor offense of possession of drug paraphernalia is a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, or a $500 fine, or both.
According to the Complaint, an individual reported to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department that Moore had requested the individual to obtain marijuana. Moore allegedly provided the individual with cash. At the time, Moore represented the individual on pending criminal charges. In addition, the individual also claimed that he brought drug related paraphernalia to Moore's office at Moore's direction.
Moore's initial appearance is scheduled for October 20, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. in Marathon County Circuit Court, Wausau, Wisconsin.
The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the Marathon County Sheriff's Department. Assistant Attorney General Donald V. Latorraca represents the state.
A copy of the Criminal Complaint is available at: