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Milwaukee Felon Indicted for Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl and related Firearms Offenses

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

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on June 6, 2023, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Koleh B. Wilson (age: 45) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Counts One and Two of the indictment allege that Wilson was in possession of a 9 mm firearm and over 40 grams of fentanyl in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), and Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B).  Additionally, Count Three of the indictment alleges that Wilson possessed the 9 mm firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(i).

As a convicted felon, Wilson is prohibited from ever possessing a firearm under state and federal law and faces up to 15 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine if convicted of Count One of the indictment. If convicted of dealing fentanyl, as alleged in Count Two of the indictment, Wilson faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years’, and up to 40 years’, imprisonment.  If convicted of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, as alleged in Count Three of the indictment, Wilson would face an additional minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment and up to a life sentence. 

This case was investigated by the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department and the Milwaukee Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. 

This case is being investigated and prosecuted under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative.  PSN is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. The PSN strategy brings together all levels of law enforcement and community resources to reduce violent crime and improve the quality of life in all our neighborhoods.

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Updated June 7, 2023