3 charged in Menominee reservation drug conspiracy


Leader Staff

A federal grand jury has returned indictments against three individuals allegedly involved in drug trafficking and other offenses on the Menominee Indian Reservation, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The indictment charges Woody Nahquaddy, 31, Mitchell Oshkosh, 30, and Austin Kaquatosh, 23, with conspiracy to distribute a Schedule I controlled substance.

According to the indictment, Nahquaddy, Oshkosh, Kaquatosh and others conspired to obtain and sell synthetic marijuana over the course of nearly two years.

Each of them faces a maximum sentence of up to 20 years imprisonment, a $1 million fine, and anywhere from three years to a lifetime of supervised release.

Nahquaddy is also charged with a second count of possession with intent to deliver a Schedule I controlled substance, which carries the same possible penalty, and a third count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, which carries a possible penalty of anywhere from a minimum prison sentence of five years to life, a fine of up to $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release.

The cases were investigated by the Menominee Tribal Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Menominee County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, and Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation.