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Manitowoc Resident Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Offense

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 December 15, 2020, Keynan J. Juul (age: 23) of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, was sentenced to ten years in prison for possessing with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of actual methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A).

According to court documents, on April 24, 2020, Two Rivers Police observed Juul leaving a known drug location. Juul was driving with a suspended license. The officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Juul drove off at a high rate of speed, leading the officers on a high speed chase that at times reached 110 MPH. While pursuing Juul, the officers observed him throwing items from the vehicle. Officers recovered the items which included approximately 90 grams of methamphetamine and various items of drug paraphernalia. The pursuit ended when Juul lost control and struck another vehicle.    

In pronouncing sentence, Senior U.S. District Judge William C. Griesbach noted the serious nature of Juul’s offense and the need to send a strong message of deterrence to Juul and anyone else who might attempt to distribute drugs in Northeast Wisconsin.  The judge ordered Juul’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 Two Rivers Police Department and the Manitowoc County Metropolitan Enforcement Group.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

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Updated December 15, 2020