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Green Bay Man Receives 15 Year Sentence for Methamphetamine Distribution and Firearm Charge

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

Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on August 1, 2018, Jimmy L. Desotell (age: 26) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, appeared in federal court in Green Bay and was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine distribution ring in Northeast Wisconsin and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of that distribution. 

In the Spring of 2017, Desotell was involved in a conspiracy that resulted in pounds of methamphetamine acquired from a source in Phoenix, Arizona, being distributed in Brown County and elsewhere in Northeast Wisconsin. The evidence showed that Desotell possessed a firearm while distributing the methamphetamine, resulting in an additional charge.

In pronouncing sentence, Chief U.S. District Court Judge William C. Griesbach noted the serious nature of Desotell’s crimes and the negative effect that methamphetamine has had on the community. The judge told Desotell that it was past time for him to “grow up,” noting his extensive prior criminal record. He informed Desotell that his crimes called for a strong sentence. Following his release from prison, Desotell will serve 8 years on federal supervised release.  

Desotell was the last of eight individuals involved in the conspiracy to be sentenced by Judge Griesbach in federal court.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Brown County Drug Task Force. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

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For additional information contact:

Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig, 414-297-1700

Updated August 2, 2018