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Federal Jury Finds Wisconsin Woman Guilty of Trafficking Methamphetamine

DULUTH, Minn. – A federal jury found a Wisconsin woman guilty of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

Following a three-day trial before Judge John R. Tunheim, Shue Moua, 35, was convicted yesterday on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later date.

According to the evidence presented at trial, a deputy with the Carlton County Sheriff's Office executed a traffic stop after witnessing Moua's erratic behavior behind the wheel of a Ford Taurus in the early hours of March 2, 2023. During their interaction, Moua presented an expired Wisconsin driver's license and admitted she did not have a valid license or insurance coverage. Officers also observed signs of impairment, namely bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, and conducted a series of field sobriety tests, which she failed. After initially consenting to a search of her vehicle, Moua revoked consent and was subsequently arrested for suspected impaired driving. A search of her person prior to her arrest revealed $634 in cash, and while conducting an inventory of her vehicle prior to impoundment, officers discovered approximately two pounds of methamphetamine and unused plastic baggies.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Carlton County Sheriff's Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew D. Evans and Michael P. McBride tried the case.

 

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