A Minnesota man will spend five and a half years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine in Wisconsin after more than 107 grams of the drug were found in his vehicle during a Rice Lake traffic stop.
Shane C. Evans, 44, of Shafer, Minnesota, was sentenced June 17 in United States District Court to 66 months in federal prison for possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it in northern Wisconsin, according to a news release from the office of Scott Blader, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.
Evans was arrested in May 2019 after a traffic stop in Rice Lake. Police found more than 107 grams of methamphetamine and a scale used to weigh controlled substances inside the truck in which Evans was riding. Photographs and text messages in Evans’ cell phone further connected him to trafficking the methamphetamine in Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to the release.
In sentencing Evans, Chief U.S. District Judge James Peterson considered Evans’s past criminal history, including the fact that he was under state supervision at the time he was dealing the methamphetamine in Wisconsin.
The charge against Evans was the result of an investigation conducted by the Rice Lake Police Department.