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Tomahawk woman sentenced for role in meth sales

MADISON, WI-- A Tomahawk, Wisconsin woman will spend the next five and a half years behind bars.

On Tuesday, a U.S. District Judge sentenced Becky L. Peterson, 64, to 66 months in federal prison for consirping with Mark Moore to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in Ashland County over the past several years.

Peterson pleaded guilty in June, while Moore pleaded guilty in November 2018. He was sentenced to 66 months in federal prison in March.

Authorities say Peterson and Moore conspired over the past several years out of a farm in southern Ashland County in the town of Peeksville, near Butternut.

Investigators with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation gathered information that the two were selling the drug on the farm.

From August 2017 to June 2018, an undercover officer conducted a total of eight controlled buys, seven from Moore and one from Peterson, with the totaled amount sold more than 60 grams.

A search warrant was performed at the farm on June 26, 2018, where authorities say 30 grams of meth and $11,412 was recovered, with another $2,000 being recovered at a later date at a separate location.

According to court documents, both Peterson and Moore did admit to their involvement in conspiring to sell it.

Along with the prison sentences, the court ordered the forfeiture of the farm, along with the $13,412 in cash recovered.

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