10/11/17 – A Beaver Dam man was sentenced yesterday to prison on federal methamphetamine distribution charges. Michael Marks will spend six years and eight months behind bars followed by four years of supervised release. Marks operated Mark’s Trucking of Beaver Dam. The 47-year-old was arrested in July following a joint investigation by the Dodge County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and the Justice Department. Sentences against two accomplices were handed down last month in federal court. Michael’s cousin, 45-year-old William Marks of Columbus, was given a seven-year prison sentence while 34-year-old Hope Kissinger of Eau Claire was sentenced to two years in prison. Federal officials say 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.