Weston man indicted in fentanyl, gun possession case faces up to 75 years in prison

Fentanyl Trafficking Suspect Arrested in Marathon County
Fentanyl Trafficking Suspect Arrested in Marathon County(Marathon County Jail)
Published: Jan. 11, 2023 at 4:37 PM CST|Updated: Jun. 7, 2023 at 2:54 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) - A federal grand jury has charged Jacob Gould, 34, of Weston with drug crimes involving fentanyl and with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

If convicted, Gould faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison on the count alleging the possession of 40 grams or more of fentanyl, 20 years on the second drug count, and 15 years on the gun count.

The indictment alleges that twice on January 6, Gould possessed fentanyl with the intent to distribute and that one of the instances involved 40 grams or more of fentanyl. The indictment also charges Gould with possessing a 9mm handgun and a loaded magazine while knowing he had been previously convicted of a felony offense.

Gould was arrested on Jan. 6 by the Central Wisconsin Narcotics Task Force and deputies from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly led a pursuit by vehicle and then on foot. As a result of the traffic stop, law enforcement allegedly seized over 100 grams of fentanyl and 1 gram of methamphetamine valued at around $40,000.

Following the arrest, investigators from the CWNTF executed a search warrant at Gould’s residence where they seized fentanyl, methamphetamine, THC, cocaine, and one firearm from the residence.