Rural Merrill Man Indicted as Major Meth Dealer

A rural Merrill man faces up to life in prison after a drug bust in Lincoln County.

Thirty-two-year-old Raymond Hanson, Jr. is charged in federal court with conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

The area's drug task force says Hanson manufactured and distributed large quantities of meth in Lincoln and Marathon Counties.

He was arrested on Monday and being held in Dane County without bail.