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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 15, 2013

Madison Man Sentenced To Eight Years For Distributing Heroin

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Antoine M. Edwards, 39, Madison, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to eight years in federal prison for distribution of heroin. Edwards pleaded guilty to this charge on February 6, 2013.

On November 12, 2012, a confidential informant bought seven grams of heroin from Edwards. A search of Edwards’ residence by law enforcement agents uncovered additional heroin, drug packaging materials, and over $3,000. Edwards admitted to agents that he had been distributing heroin in the Madison area for approximately one year.

The charge against Edwards was the result of an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation and the Stoughton Police Department. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Reinhard.

Updated July 14, 2015