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Appleton Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Fentanyl Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on July 8, 2024, Senior United States District Judge William C. Griesbach sentenced Randy D. Mack (age: 36) to 15 years in federal prison after Mack was convicted of attempted possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

According to court records, in December 2022, agents intercepted a United Parcel Service (UPS) package intended for Mack that contained approximately 56,000 fake Percocet® pills containing fentanyl. The seized pills had a street value of approximately $537,660.

The investigation revealed that Mack distributed nearly 1 million fentanyl pills in Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin. In addition to sending them via UPS, he paid couriers to conceal fentanyl pills in carry-on luggage and transport them on commercial flights. During an interview, Mack took credit for most of the fentanyl pills in the Fox Valley, stating, “There’s not a single pill in the Valley that doesn’t have my name on it.”

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), counterfeit Percocet® pills are commonly made by Mexican drug cartels and smuggled into the United States. Laboratory testing indicates that 7 out of every 10 pills seized by the DEA contain a lethal dose of fentanyl. In 2023, the DEA seized more than 80 million fentanyl-laced fake pills and nearly 12,000 pounds of fentanyl powder, which is equivalent to more than 381 million lethal doses of fentanyl.

This case was investigated by the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group – Drug Unit (LWAM) and the DEA. Assistant United States Attorney Alex Duros prosecuted the case.

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Updated July 8, 2024