Tomahawk Police to Carry Naloxone

Jun 15, 2015

Tomahawk is joining the ranks of Madison and New York Police Departments in an effort to prevent heroin overdose deaths. Tomahawk police will carry EVZIO auto-injectors, which are pre-filled with the single-use doses of the drug Naloxone and function much like EpiPens. Naloxone temporarily blocks the effects of opioids like heroine and oxycodone so the recipient can breathe more regularly.

A father and son who entered guilty pleas in October to distributing Oxycodone on the Lac du Flambeau reservation are going to federal prison.

54 year old Thomas Old Coyote was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison and his son, 30 year old Ryan Old Coyote will spend two-and-a-half years in prison. Thomas Old Coyote was sentenced for distribution , and Ryan was sentenced for using wire communication via Money Gram as part of the distribution scheme.


A husband and wife from Lac du Flambeau both face lengthy prison terms for distributing Oxycodone.

28 year old Andrew Meshigaud was sentenced to 12 and a half years  and 25 year old Charlie Sunn Meshigaud to five years in federal prison by U.S. District  Judge Barbara Crabb. They both entered guilty please to the drug charges  June 18. Both will have supervision after release from prison.


More guilty pleas in federal court to Oxycodone distribution in Lac du Flambeau.

U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil announced pleas from  25 year old Charlie Sunn Meshigaud and 27 year old Andrew Meshigaud, a husband and spouse. They pled guilty in federal court in Madison to conspiring to possess Oxycodone with intent to distribute.


A Lac du Flambeau woman has escaped long prison time after her son was sentenced last month to more than three years in federal prison.

Federal Judge Barbara Crabb in Madison sentenced 54 year old Lois Vetterneck to a one-year term of probation. She had entered  after a guilty plea April 2 to distributing Oxycodone.

In April 2013, confidential informants purchased Oxycodone from Lois Vetterneck and her son Brandon, on three occasions.



A federal grand jury has returned indictments against two Lac du Flambeau men for allegedly distributing the drug Oxycodone.

37 year old Brandon Vetterneck is charged with two counts of drug distribution. A separate indictment charges 28 year old Derek Armstrong with one count of distributing oxycodone.