MADISON, Wis. -- Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Adam Beliveau, 42, Downing, Wisconsin, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 12 ½ years in prison for attempt to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Beliveau pleaded guilty to this charge on April 19, 2022.
The government’s investigation revealed that Beliveau traveled to California on a regular basis in 2020 and mailed large amounts of illegal drugs, primarily methamphetamine, to himself in Wisconsin. Once the packages arrived in Wisconsin, Beliveau sold the drugs to other local distributors.
On September 14, 2020, officers learned that a mail package was scheduled for delivery from California to a residence that Beliveau shared with his girlfriend and her parents in Downing. After his girlfriend’s parents called law enforcement about the package, officers searched it and found four pounds of methamphetamine.
On November 3, 2020, officers arrested Beliveau in a convenience store parking lot in Woodville, Wisconsin. Following his arrest, officers searched Beliveau’s vehicle and found approximately 1,163 grams of methamphetamine. Officers also found approximately $30,000 in Beliveau’s pants pockets.
Later that same day, agents executed search warrants at Beliveau’s residence in Downing and his storage unit in Baldwin, Wisconsin. As a result of the searches, officers recovered large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, THC, multiple firearms, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
At the sentencing hearing, Judge Conley noted Beliveau’s long criminal history, which includes multiple felony convictions for drug offenses. Judge Conley also noted it was an aggravating factor that Beliveau was on state supervision in Minnesota for a drug trafficking offense at the time of his offenses in this case.
The charge against Beliveau is the result of a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, West Central Drug Task Force, Eau Claire District Attorney’s Office, St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, and Baldwin Police Department. The prosecution of the case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Wegner.