Acting United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad, for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that yesterday Khee Vang (age: 36) of Appleton, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison followed by 5 years of supervised release by Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach. Vang had previously entered guilty pleas for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking charge in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(c)(1)(A).
According to the plea agreement and other documents filed with the court, Vang was arrested with a loaded firearm, 117 grams of methamphetamine, and $4,500 in cash while traveling back to Appleton from La Crosse where he met with his drug source. In pronouncing the sentence, Chief Judge Griesbach noted the many lives that methamphetamine has destroyed in Northeast Wisconsin. He further noted that the quantity of methamphetamine and the presence of firearms made this an inherently dangerous crime.
The case was investigated by the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.
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