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Oneida Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances and the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

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 December 7, 2023, Gerald B. Diamond II (age: 26), a former resident of Green Bay and an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, received a total sentence of 12 years in federal prison following convictions for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and prohibited possession of a firearm.  Diamond previously pled guilty to these offenses on August 21, 2023.

According to court documents, law enforcement stopped the defendant on March 6, 2023, while he was driving a vehicle east of Keshena on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Diamond was arrested on an outstanding warrant related to previous probation violations. A search of the vehicle revealed over two pounds of marijuana, 14.23 grams of a mixture of methamphetamine and fentanyl, 6.69 grams of fentanyl, 2.1 grams of a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, other controlled substances, numerous items of paraphernalia consistent with the use and sale of drugs, .22 caliber ammunition, and a Ruger .22 caliber revolver.  Additionally, $566 in U.S. Currency was recovered from the vehicle. The other occupants of the vehicle stated that Diamond was traveling to a nearby mobile home court to supply drugs to a known drug dealer. Diamond later admitted the drugs, cash, firearm, and paraphernalia belonged to him. At the time, Diamond was prohibited from possessing firearms due to previous convictions in Brown and Sawyer County Circuit Courts.

Senior United States District Judge William C. Griesbach sentenced Diamond to concurrent 12-year sentences on each count and imposed a three-year term of supervised release to be served upon his release from prison.  In sentencing the defendant, Judge Griesbach noted the serious nature of the crime, the need to deter those who might consider similar actions and the need to protect the community from the destructive effects of abuse of controlled substances.

The Menominee Tribal Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case, which Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier prosecuted. The Sawyer County District Attorney’s Office and Wisconsin State Crime Lab provided valuable assistance.


For additional information contact:

Public Information Officer

Kenneth B. Gales at 414 297-1700 

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Updated December 8, 2023