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Vilas Co. Men Facing Federal Drug Charges

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

Two Vilas County men are facing federal charges after they're accused of selling oxycodone. Investigators say the cases are related.

Brandon Vetterneck, 37, of Lac du Flambeau, is charged with two counts of distributing oxycodone. The indictment alleges that Vetterneck distributed the drug on April 10 and 17, 2013.

A separate indictment charges Derek Armstrong, 28, also of Lac du Flambeau, with one count of distributing oxycodone. The indictment alleges that Armstrong distributed the drug on June 13, 2013.

If convicted, Vetterneck and Armstrong face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. The charges against them are the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; Lac du Flambeau Police Department; and the Vilas and Oneida County Sheriffs’ Departments. The prosecution of these cases has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.

A booking photo of Armstrong was not available.

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