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Green Bay Man Sentenced to Ten Years of Imprisonment for Methamphetamine and Firearm Offenses

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

Acting United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on September 13, 2021, John Yang (age: 32), of Green Bay, Wisconsin, was sentenced to a total of ten years in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute over five grams of actual methamphetamine and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug crime.

According to court records, in the early morning hours of November 23, 2020, Yang was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by Green Bay Police. While exiting the vehicle Yang struggled with officers causing a loaded firearm to fall from Yang’s waistband. He was subsequently discovered to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and paraphernalia indicative of drug distribution.  Yang later entered guilty pleas to two federal offenses related to his conduct.

In pronouncing sentence, Senior U.S. District Judge William C. Griesbach noted the serious nature of Yang’s offense, his poor criminal history, and the need to send a strong message of deterrence to Yang and anyone else who might attempt to distribute drugs in Northeast Wisconsin.  The judge ordered Yang’s incarceration in federal prison for a term of ten years to be followed by five years of supervised release.         

The case was investigated by the Green Bay Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Timothy W. Funnell and Daniel R. Humble.

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Updated September 14, 2021