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Former Marquette County Jail Sergeant Sentenced For Theft, Entry Into a Locked Evidence Room and Possession of Narcotic Controlled Substances


MARQUETTE COUNTY — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that Daniel P. Card, formerly a Marquette County Deputy Sherriff, Jail Sergeant was sentenced in Marquette County Circuit Court on March 23, 2011 by the Honorable Richard O. Wright on charges of theft, entry into a locked room and possession of narcotic controlled substances without a valid prescription, today. Judge Wright placed Card on three years probation and ordered the defendant to serve 6 months in the county jail as a condition of probation.


The Wisconsin Department of Justice acting as special prosecutor 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 criminal 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.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorneys General Jeffrey Gabrysiak and Dennis Krueger as special prosecutors for Marquette County. The case was investigated by the Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation.