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Green Bay Man Sentenced to 10 years’ Imprisonment for Trafficking Fentanyl disguised as Percocet

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

United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on February 6, 2023, U.S. District Judge William C. Griesbach sentenced Bahron Berkley-Dolphin (age: 26) to a total sentence of ten years’ imprisonment and seven years’ supervised release after Berkley-Dolphin pled guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl and Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, and Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c).

In May 2022, investigators with the Brown County Drug Task Force stopped and arrested Berkley-Dolphin after he sold fentanyl pills to an informant. The fentanyl was in the form of counterfeit “Percocet” pills that Berkley-Dolphin obtained from illicit sources in Arizona. In all, the Arizona source shipped 4,000 fake Percocet pills to Berkley-Dolphin in Wisconsin. At the time Berkley-Dolphin delivered fentanyl, he was a convicted felon and possessed a loaded 9mm pistol with an obliterated serial number.

In sentencing Berkley-Dolphin, Judge Griesbach stressed that dealing fentanyl is dealing poison. The judge cited a recent report from the Drug Enforcement Administration that 6 in 10 pills tested at DEA Crime Labs contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl. In 2021, DEA determined that 40% of pills were potentially lethal, but by 2022 the fatal dosage increased to 60% of tested pills.

This case was investigated by the Brown County Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Funnell.

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Updated February 17, 2023