9/27/17 – A Columbus man was sentenced yesterday to seven years in prison on federal methamphetamine distribution charges. William Marks (pictured) was also sentenced recently to four years of extended supervision. The 45-year-old was arrested in July following a joint investigation by the Dodge County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and the Justice Department. Marks was a truck driver for his family’s business Mark’s Trucking of Beaver Dam. Two others were also charged federally, including William’s cousin 44-year-old Michael Marks of Beaver Dam, who is scheduled to be sentenced on October 11, and 34-year-old Hope Kissinger of Eau Claire who was sentenced to two years in prison earlier this month. According to a press release from the US Attorney’s Office, William Marks traveled from Wisconsin to California in November 2016 and purchased approximately one pound of methamphetamine. After returning to Wisconsin, he delivered the drug to Michael Marks, who compensated William with some of the methamphetamine. William Marks then sold some of the methamphetamine to Hope Kissinger.