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Methamphetamine Drug Conviction - Chad Manor

Post Date:07/28/2015 7:28 AM

Press Release


The West Central Drug Task Force (WCDTF), and its member agencies, with the assistance of the Barron County Sheriffs Office, and Rice Lake Police Department have conducted an investigation into large scale methamphetamine distribution in the Chippewa Valley.  In March of 2014 a search warrant was executed at a residence in the city of Rice Lake.  Over two ounces of methamphetamine was seized during the search.  Further investigation identified the methamphetamine source as Chad A. Manor.  

The investigation revealed that Chad Manor was a significant supplier of methamphetamine to the Chippewa Valley and Rice Lake areas.  Chad Manor was responsible for transporting large quantities of methamphetamine from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and distributing it throughout western Wisconsin.  It was ultimately determined that Chad Manor was responsible for delivering between 1.5 and 5 kilograms of methamphetamine.  This quantity of methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $54,000 to $192,000 US Dollars in western Wisconsin.  

On Friday July 24, 2015 Chad Manor was sentenced to 6 years in federal prison by US. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.  During the sentencing hearing, Chad Manor told Judge Crabb, “This stuff [methamphetamine] is poison.” Acknowledging the harm he caused to families and to the community, Chad Manor stated that, “Anyone who pushes [methamphetamine] deserves prison time.”

The investigation has resulted in additional indictments in United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.  In addition, multiple people connected to the investigation have been charged with methamphetamine related crimes in Barron, Chippewa, and Eau Claire Counties.  The investigation is ongoing and future arrests are expected.

Methamphetamine continues to be a significant problem in the Chippewa Valley.  The WCDTF continues to work closely with prosecuting attorneys to hold distributors of controlled substances responsible for the harm caused to our communities.  Without the cooperation of the member agencies of the WCDTF and surrounding law enforcement agencies large scale long term investigations into high level controlled substance distribution networks would not be possible.  These types of investigations have proven vital in combating drug distribution throughout western Wisconsin and have contributed to safer communities by removing drugs and drug dealers from the communities.

Authority:  Chief Deputy Chad Holum
                Chippewa County Sheriff's Office
                (715) 726-7713

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