Portage Co. Man Gets 10.5 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Crimes

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A 33-year-old Portage County man has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in federal prison for two drug crimes.

Eric Zastrow, 33, Almond was sentenced on July 8 by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to 126 months in federal prison. Zastrow pleaded guilty to these charges on April 15, 2014.

On November 10, 2013, Zastrow’s car was stopped in Utah and four pounds of methamphetamine were found in the trunk. The methamphetamine was tested and found to be 99.8 percent pure. Zastrow was interviewed and said he bought the methamphetamine in Las Vegas and was taking it to Wausau to sell. Zastrow received 120 months in prison for this conduct.

While Zastrow was in the Dane County Jail on the methamphetamine charges, he arranged for his girlfriend, Jennifer Schoenfeldt, to mail him suboxone strips – an opioid -- in the jail. He received an additional six months in prison for this conduct.

Schoenfeldt, 32, Wausau, has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge for her role in sending Zastrow the suboxone strips. She will be sentenced by Judge Adelman on August 12, 2014.

The charges against Zastrow were the result of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration; Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; Marathon County Sheriff’s Department Special Investigations Unit; Dane County Sheriff’s Department; and the Utah Highway Patrol.