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Green Bay Man Indicted on Federal Drug and Firearm Charges

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 May 17, 2016, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Edward J. Brantley (age: 38) of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Brantley faces charges alleging he was a felon in possession of a firearm, possessed cocaine base with the intent to distribute, and possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug conspiracy, contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(c)(1)(A), and Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a) and 841(b)(1)(B). He faces penalties ranging from a mandatory ten years imprisonment up to a life sentence, a $5,000,000 fine, and a lifetime of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Brown County Drug Task Force comprised of investigators from the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, Green Bay Police Department, Ashwaubenon Public Safety Department, and the De Pere Police Department.  The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.    

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Updated May 18, 2016