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Man Sentenced for Possessing Cocaine

April 18, 2012

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Anthony Dawson, 40, Chicago, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb to 41 months in prison for possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute it. Dawson pleaded guilty to this charge on February 21, 2012.

On December 20, 2010, Dawson was arrested by the Marathon County Sheriff's Department and Wausau Police Department after his car was stopped for speeding on U.S. Highway 51 in Marathon County. After the police removed another passenger from the car, Dawson sped away but was apprehended a short time later. The police discovered that Dawson threw about 10 ounces of cocaine out of the window of the car after he fled. The cocaine was found the following day in the snow.

Dawson's co-defendant, Deward Johnson, has pleaded guilty for his role in the case and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 14, 2012.

The charge against Dawson were the result of an investigation conducted by the Marathon County Sheriff's Department and Wausau Police Department. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul W. Connell.


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