Caledonia Dermatologist Sentencing Postponed
Dr. Steven L. Armus was to have been sentenced today in federal court, but that has been put on hold.
The judge in the Dr. Steven L. Armus case was to have handed down his sentence today on federal drug charges but court documents indicate that date is postponed.
Armus, along with Darin Engquist; Dr. Michael A. Ganz; and Shawnna M. Green, was charged with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine between February 2006 and March 2009.
Armus is co-founder of Great Lakes Dermatology in Mount Pleasant.
According to the indictment, Armus allegedly bought cocaine in Illinois and other unnamed places, brought the cocaine back to Wisconsin and distributed the drugs among a group for wholesale and retail distribution.
A grand jury also charged Armus with:
- Six counts of possessing cocaine with the intention of distributing the drug on Feb. 19, 20, and 27, and March 14, 17 and 20, 2009. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of up to life in prison and fines of up to $16.25 million.
- Possession of a firearm across state lines for having a 12-gauge shotgun.
Armus' case is set for a status hearing at 3 pm on Aug. 24 before Judge Lynn Adelman.