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MADISON — Daniel P. Card, formerly a Marquette County Deputy Sherriff, Jail Sergeant has been found guilty of theft, entry into a locked room and possession of narcotic controlled substances without a valid Prescription in Marquette County Circuit Court based on allegations of theft of drugs maintained as evidence, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today. Card faces a maximum punishment of 5years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $25,000.
The criminal complaint alleged that in May, 2007, Card, on two occasions entered the Marquette County Sheriff's evidence storage room with out authorization with the intent to steal contraband drugs. The complaint alleged that on or about May 12, 2007, Card took 59 tablets of Oxycodone that was being held in evidence at the Sherriff's department storage room. It further alleged that on May 19, 2007, Card again entered the evidence storage room with the intent to steal drugs.
Card was found guilty of possession of Oxycodone earlier following a January 2009 jury trial. Card pleaded no contest to the allegations of theft and entry into a locked room at the hearing today, January 5, 2011. Marquette County Circuit Judge Richard Wright accepted Card's plea to the two misdemeanor charges and scheduled sentencing for all 3 crimes on March 23, 2011 at 9:30 am.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Jeffrey Gabrysiak and Dennis Krueger as special prosecutors for Marquette County. The case was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation.