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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Milwaukee Man Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Federal Prison for Narcotics Trafficking and Firearms Offense

United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on May 13, 2022, U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller sentenced Jeffrey R. Jones (age: 37) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to over 12 years in federal prison for drug and firearm offenses.

The court sentenced Jones to 150 months’ imprisonment and four years’ supervised release after Jones pled guilty to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B); and possession of 8 firearms after having been convicted of a felony offense, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).

According to court records, Jones was responsible for the distribution or attempted distribution of approximately 1.69 kilograms of fentanyl, at least 60 grams of heroin, at least 14 grams of methamphetamine, and at least 485 grams of marijuana. Upon the execution of search warrants at Jones’ residence and at his “stash” house, law enforcement located controlled substances, five pistols, two rifles, a revolver, and a large amount of U.S. currency.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office remains committed to working with our federal, state, and local partners to investigate and prosecute individuals who unlawfully possess firearms and who introduce deadly substances like fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine into our communities,” said U.S. Attorney Frohling.  “I commend the hard work and dedication of all of the departments and agencies who worked together to protect the community and pursue justice in this case.” 

“This case exemplifies outstanding law enforcement partnerships in action,” said SAC Michael E. Hensle of the FBI Milwaukee Field Office. “I commend the work of the Milwaukee Area Safe Streets Task Force in removing guns, drugs and a drug trafficker from our community.”

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Milwaukee Area Safe Streets Task Force and the Milwaukee Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth Monfils prosecuted the case.

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Updated May 18, 2022