MONDAY 11/01/2021 6:45 p.m.
FOND DU LAC Co., Wis. (WFRV)- On Monday, November 1, Judge Dale English delivered the sentencing for a Fox Valley man.
45-year-old Tony Weaver is being sentenced following a conviction of 7 different charges relating to a major drug bust involving a yearlong investigation of drug trafficking in the Fox Valley area.
Fond Du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney shared the news of Weaver’s sentencing on Monday. According to D.A., Weaver will be spending 11 years behind bars, followed by another 11 years of extended supervision.
Weaver was convicted following a 3-day jury trial on July 8th. The Fox Valley man was convicted of multiple charges including possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver more than 400 grams which has a street value of nearly $43,000.
Local Five will update this story when new information is made public.
ORIGINAL STORY: Fox Valley man convicted of drug charges, faces 40+ years in prison
MONDAY 07/12/2021 2:26 p.m.
FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV)- Following a 3-day trial a Fox Valley man has been convicted of 12 counts stemming from a 2019 traffic stop on I-41.
According to officials, on July 12, District Attorney Eric Toney announced that 45-year-old Tony Weaver has been convicted of 7 different charges. This comes following a 3-day trial in Fond du Lac County.
Weaver was convicted of the following charges:
- Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine (>50grams) – Repeater – 2nd and Subsequent offense. Class C Felony.
- Six counts of Felony Bail Jumping. Class H Felonies.
- Eluding a Traffic Officer – Repeater. Class I Felony.
- Possession of THC – Repeater – 2nd and Subsequent Offender. Class I Felony.
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Repeater. Unclassified Misdemeanor.
- Obstructing an Officer – Repeater. Class A Misdemeanor.
- Operating After Revocation. Unclassified Misdemeanor.
Weaver was convicted of 9 felonies, including possessing nearly 1 lb of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. He also was convicted of eluding a traffic stop and felony bail jumping. The street value of the meth is estimated at about $43,000 dollars.
Back in April of 2019, Law Enforcement attempted a traffic stop of Weaver on Interstate 41, in which Weaver attempted to evade the stop by running a red light at the Highway 151 off-ramp. Weaver was later located with 439 grams of meth near his vehicle.
This traffic stop came following a near yearlong multijurisdiction investigation into drug trafficking of multiple substances in the Fox Valley in which Weaver was a main target of the investigation.
District Attorney Toney explains that this was a significant law enforcement investigation that crossed even crossed state lines. Toney wanted to thank both local law enforcement and drug task forces for their dedication to this investigation. Saying, “Their dedicated work has made our entire region safer through the arrest and conviction of Tony Weaver…”
Multiple agencies assisted in the investigation including:
- Lake Winnebago Metropolitan Enforcement Group – Drug Unit
- Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office
- Appleton Police Department
- Menasha Police Department
- Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office
- Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office
- City of Fond du Lac Police Department
- Kenosha area law enforcement
- Division of Criminal Investigation
- Wisconsin Crime Lab
- Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office
- Fond du Lac County District Attorney’s Office.
Local Five will update this story as more details become available.