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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Jeffrey T. Neufeld, of Antigo, made his initial appearance on May 15, 2012, in Langlade County Circuit Court on one count of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. A status conference has been scheduled for June 20, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.
This case arises out of a larger investigation by the Langlade County Sheriff’s Department into marijuana distribution activities in Langlade County. According to the criminal complaint, Neufeld admitted to purchasing marijuana on several occasions from Scot Peterson last year. Peterson also admitted to police that Neufeld would pick up small amounts of marijuana regularly at Peterson’s house. As part of this investigation, the Langlade County District Attorney’s Office charged Scot Peterson, Bradley Maahs, Steven Roehrig, and John Lund with felony drug charges. That office also has charged seven other individuals with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
The charge against Neufeld, a misdemeanor, carries a potential maximum penalty of a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.
A criminal complaint is a document accusing a person of a violation of criminal law. A defendant enjoys a presumption of innocence. The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.
Assistant Attorney General David W. Maas is representing the State as Special Prosecutor for Langlade County.
A copy of the criminal complaint is available at the following link: