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Federal Grand Jury In Wisconsin Returns Indictments On 7 Cases

A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments.

Federal Grand Jury In Wisconsin Returns Indictments On 7 Cases

MADISON, WIS. - A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

La Crosse Man Charged with Gun Crimes and Drug Crimes Involving Methamphetamine & Fentanyl

Issac Santana, 26, La Crosse, Wisconsin, is charged in an 8-count indictment with gun and drug crimes. The indictment alleges that on November 19, 2022, he possessed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, that he possessed fentanyl with intent to distribute, and that he was a felon in possession of ammunition. The indictment further alleges that on February 9, 2023, he distributed methamphetamine. The final four counts of the indictment allege that on April 6, 2023, he possessed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, that he possessed fentanyl with intent to distribute, that he was a felon in possession of a 9mm handgun and ammunition, and that he possessed a loaded firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

If convicted, Santana faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years on the two charges alleging the possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine for distribution, 20 years on each of the fentanyl charges and the distribution of methamphetamine charge, 15 years on the felon in possession of ammunition and felon in possession of a firearm charges, and a mandatory minimum of 5 years on the charge of possessing a loaded firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Federal law requires that any penalty imposed on the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime be served consecutive to any other prison term imposed.

The charges against Santana are the result of an investigation by the La Crosse Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn Ginsberg is handling the prosecution.

Two Dane County Men Charged with Gun & Drug Crimes

Tyez D.D. Boyd, 25, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, and Davonte F. King, 28, Fitchburg, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing fentanyl for distribution, and possessing a loaded firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The indictment alleges that on November 17, 2022, Boyd possessed a.45 caliber handgun. The indictment further alleges that on that day, King possessed a 9mm handgun, and fentanyl with the intent to distribute.

If convicted, Boyd and King each face a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison on the felon in possession of a firearm charge. King faces a maximum penalty of 20 years on the fentanyl charge, and a mandatory minimum of 5 years on the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Federal law requires that any penalty imposed on the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime be served consecutive to any other prison term imposed.

The charges against Boyd and King are the result of an investigation by the Dane County Narcotics Task Force; Madison Police Department; U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Anderson is handling the prosecution.

Madison Man Charged with Gun & Drug Crimes

Messiah A. Fleming, 21, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, with possessing fentanyl for distribution, and with possessing a loaded firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The indictment alleges that on November 24, 2022, he possessed a loaded 9mm handgun and fentanyl with intent to distribute.

If convicted, Fleming faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison on the felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition charge, 20 years on the fentanyl charge, and a mandatory minimum of 5 years on the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Federal law requires that any penalty imposed on the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime be served consecutive to any other prison term imposed.

The charges against Fleming are the result of an investigation by the Dane County Narcotics Task Force; Madison Police Department; U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Anderson is handling the prosecution.

Walworth County Man Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearm

Arron W. Dupler, 34, Darien, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The indictment alleges that on March 4, 2022, he possessed a Ruger LCP .380 handgun.

If convicted, Dupler faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Janesville Police Department; and Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anita Marie Boor is handling the prosecution.

Madison Man Charged with Gun & Drug Crimes

Robert A. Goldsberry, 28, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, with possessing marijuana for distribution, and with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The indictment alleges that on November 3, 2022, he possessed a 9mm handgun and ammunition, and marijuana with intent to distribute.

If convicted, Goldsberry faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison on the felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition charge, 5 years on the marijuana charge, and a mandatory minimum of 5 years on the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Federal law requires that any penalty imposed on the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime be served consecutive to any other prison term imposed.

The charges against Goldsberry are the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Reinhard is handling the prosecution.

Fitchburg Man Charged with Distributing Heroin

Robert Seymour, 38, Fitchburg, Wisconsin, is charged with two counts of distributing heroin. The indictment alleges that he distributed heroin on May 31 and June 21, 2023.

If convicted, Seymour faces a maximum penalty of 20 years on each count. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Reinhard is handling the prosecution.

Jamaican National Charged with Illegally Reentering U.S.

Andre Bowyer, 32, a citizen of Jamaica found in Grant County, Wisconsin, is charged with reentering the United States after previously being removed. The indictment alleges that he was found in the United States on June 12, 2023.

If convicted, Bowyer faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Anderson is handling the prosecution.

Last Update: Jun 29, 2023 6:20 am CDT

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