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Langlade County Circuit Judge John Rhode bound Landon J. Now, 36, over for arraignment in a case alleging he and another man brought 133 pounds of marijuana to the Langlade County Airport, and it was destined to be sold in Central Wisconsin.

Now, who resides north of Aniwa, will return to court on Feb. 4 for arraignment and a possible plea on charges of conspiracy to commit manufacture or delivery of THC (marijuana.)

If convicted of the class E felony, Now faces a fine of not more than $50,000 and not more than 15 years in prison, or both.

Dennis Carroll, a senior special agent with the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation, testified during the preliminary hearing in court Thursday about a multi-day flight that Now and a Wausau man, Pao Vang, took from Antigo to Oroville, Calif. and back during May, 2017.

The alleged plan ran into trouble when Pao Vang drove into a ditch along Highway 52 northeast of Antigo, near the airport, with the 133 pounds of marijuana stored in three duffle bags in the back of his vehicle.

Carroll explained that it is reasonable to assume Now knew he was taking part in a criminal activity.

Attorney Keith Ellison, Now's lawyer, argued that his client flew Pao Vang to California and did not know what was in the duffle bags. Now said he was making the trip to obtain hours in the air toward his commercial pilot's license.

Carroll explained his experience in these cases has shown it was unreasonable to make a trip of this scale unless there was a high amount of profit.

Langlade County District Attorney Elizabeth Gebert said she was pleased with Rhode's finding but knows the case is far from over.

“Of course the amount of evidence I presented for a probable cause finding is far less than what will be presented at trial, when it is necessary to prove the crime beyond a reasonable doubt,” Gebert said.
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Local man bound over on drug charge
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Langlade County Circuit Judge John Rhode bound Landon J. Now, 36, over for arraignment in a case alleging he and another man brought 133 pounds of marijuana to the Langlade County Airport, and it was destined to be sold in Central Wisconsin.

Now, who resides north of Aniwa, will return to court on Feb. 4 for arraignment and a possible plea on charges of conspiracy to commit manufacture or delivery of THC (marijuana.)

If convicted of the class E felony, Now faces a fine of not more than $50,000 and not more than 15 years in prison, or both.

Dennis Carroll, a senior special agent with the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation, testified during the preliminary hearing in court Thursday about a multi-day flight that Now and a Wausau man, Pao Vang, took from Antigo to Oroville, Calif. and back during May, 2017.

The alleged plan ran into trouble when Pao Vang drove into a ditch along Highway 52 northeast of Antigo, near the airport, with the 133 pounds of marijuana stored in three duffle bags in the back of his vehicle.

Carroll explained that it is reasonable to assume Now knew he was taking part in a criminal activity.

Attorney Keith Ellison, Now's lawyer, argued that his client flew Pao Vang to California and did not know what was in the duffle bags. Now said he was making the trip to obtain hours in the air toward his commercial pilot's license.

Carroll explained his experience in these cases has shown it was unreasonable to make a trip of this scale unless there was a high amount of profit.

Langlade County District Attorney Elizabeth Gebert said she was pleased with Rhode's finding but knows the case is far from over.

“Of course the amount of evidence I presented for a probable cause finding is far less than what will be presented at trial, when it is necessary to prove the crime beyond a reasonable doubt,” Gebert said.
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