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Marinette Woman Sentenced for Heroin Crime

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

United States Attorney James L. Santelle, of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that yesterday, Andrea Paris (neé Addington) (age: 30) of Marinette, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison by Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach. The prison sentence is to be followed by 12 months of supervised release.

Paris had previously entered a guilty plea to a charge of using a communication facility (i.e., a telephone) to facilitate the distribution of heroin. According to the plea agreements and other documents filed with the court, Paris worked in concert with seven other co-defendants to facilitate the movement and delivery of heroin to the Marinette, Wisconsin, and Menominee, Michigan areas after obtaining the drug from a supplier in Chicago. Those records also indicate that Paris established initial contact with the supplier and introduced the others to the heroin source.    

The court noted Paris’ manipulative nature, the devastating effect that heroin addiction has had in northeast Wisconsin, and her role involving others in the collective effort to bring large quantities of heroin to the Marinette/Menominee region. 

The case was investigated by Special Agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Department of Criminal Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Marinette Police Department, Marinette Sheriff’s Office, Menominee (Michigan) Police Department, Menominee (Michigan) Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin HIDTA Task Force, Chicago HIDTA Task Force, Chicago Police Department, Northeast Wisconsin Tri-County Drug Enforcement Group, and the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

Updated January 29, 2015