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Chicago Man Sentenced to 168 Months for Delivering Heroin

June 1, 2012

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Raydale R. Mitchell, 42, Chicago, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb to 168 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for distribution of heroin in February 2010. Mitchell pleaded guilty to the charge on March 1, 2012.

On February 24, 2010, Mitchell’s car was stopped and he was arrested as he left the area of a heroin delivery. Mitchell had been waiting in the area after he sent his brother, Pharoah L. Walton, to deliver just under 100 grams of heroin to two subjects under surveillance by Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force officers. After the delivery, the police arrested Walton in the parking lot of an east-side department store and recovered $10,000 in cash found in Walton’s possession that he had received in exchange for the heroin.

Walton also pleaded guilty to distributing heroin on March 1, 2012 and was sentenced on May 9 to 45 months in prison.

The charges against Mitchell and Walton were the result of an investigation conducted by the Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.


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