Two southwest Wisconsin men were among three people indicted this week in federal court on charges of possession of meth with intent to deliver.

Christopher Fernette, 44, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., and Dillan Boydston, 39, of Waukon, Iowa, are accused of possessing more than 1 pound of methamphetamine on April 3, while Carl Rabe, 44, of Boscobel, Wis., is accused of having possessed 50 grams or more on Oct. 20, according to the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin.

A press release states that the charges stem from an investigation by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Prairie du Chien Police Department, Richland-Iowa-Grant Task Force, Dakota County (Minn.) Drug Task Force, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Fernette and Boydston both face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life in federal prison if convicted. Rabe faces a mandatory minimum federal prison term of five years and a maximum term of 40 years if convicted. There is no parole in the federal system. 

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