Webster Woman, Two Others, Guilty of Cocaine Distribution
Three people, including a 33-year-old Webster woman are headed to prison for distributing crack cocaine on St. Croix Tribal Land. Diana Martin, along with George Rainy, 29, of Rice Lake and Andrew Sonnenberg, 26, of Cumberland pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Madison. Each faces at least ten years behind bars, with a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole.
The three worked with Jean Sonnenberg between January of 2001 and September of 2008 to distribute the drugs on tribal land. The cocaine was obtained from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Areas.
Early in 2008, an individual working with law enforcement agencies purchased crack cocaine from Andrew Sonnenberg and Diane Martin on several occassions. George Rainey began selling drugs for the Sonnenberg drug organization, with his girlfriend, in 1998. Five other individuals accussed in the case are expected to enter pleas of guilty on March 30th and 31st.
The Burnett and Polk county sheriff’s departments were involved in the investigation.