BUTTERNUT — A woman will
spend more than five years in federal prison for selling
methamphetamine from a rural property in northern
Wisconsin known as the 'meth farm.'
Becky Peterson, 64,
conspired with Mark Moore to distribute more than 50 grams
of methamphetamine at a farm near Butternut in Ashland
County over the past several years, according to
prosecutors. She was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to
66 months in prison.
WSAW-TV reports that
between August 2017 and June 2018, an undercover officer
conducted seven controlled buys of methamphetamine from
Moore and one from Peterson at the farm.
Moore was convicted and
sentenced to an equivalent 66-month prison term in March.
Authorities also seized his farm.
The charges against
Peterson and Moore were the result of an investigation
conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division
of Criminal Investigation, Ashland County Sheriff’s
Department and the federal Drug Enforcement