Final Member of Wausau Methamphetamine Conspiracy, Ger Moua Sentenced
MADISON, WN (STL.News) Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Ger Moua, 32, Wausau, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 66 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine and possessing a firearm as a felon.
Moua was a close associate of the leader of the drug trafficking operation, Lisa Xiong, early in the conspiracy . She helped Lisa Xiong by directly distributing methamphetamine and overseeing the money and drug exchanges of lower-level associates in the trafficking operation. Moua’s relevant conduct includes approximately 130 grams of methamphetamine.
During one drug deal in March 2019, Moua brought a firearm for protection and then used the gun as collateral while she awaited a larger methamphetamine supply. Judge Peterson noted the devastation left in the wake of the methamphetamine crisis but emphasized the increased danger to the community when a firearm is possessed during a drug deal.
Moua’s criminal history includes one prior state offense, and she was on supervision for that offense when she participated in this drug-trafficking operation.