April 18, 2014

More court appearances for heroin ring

Heroin suspects PHOTO: WSAU

One of six people arrested in May for selling heroin in the Rhinelander area is due to be sentenced.  Rogerick Simmons pled no-contest in July for manufacturing heroin with intent to deliver the narcotic. The 44 year-old Simmons is due in Oneida County Court on Wednesday afternoon.   

Others involved in the drug trafficking ring were 21-year-old Elliot Boyer, 31-year-old Paul Dietz, 29-year-old Clifford Dutton, and 37-year-old Veronica Wells and 20-year-old Dominique Jones of Rhinelander.

Dutton has already pled guilty to one of the charges. Jones will be back in court next month. Dietz has a preliminary hearing next week, and Wells has been sentenced on lesser traffic charges.

WSAU