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

Friday, July 11, 2014

Oshkosh Heroin Dealer Sentenced to Federal Prison

United States Attorney James L. Santelle, of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on July 9, 2014, Dustin J. Burdick (age: 24) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison by Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach. Burdick had previously entered a guilty plea to a single count of conspiracy to distribute heroin.

According to the plea agreement and other documents filed with the court, Burdick was recruited by his friend Sherman M. Threets, to act as a dealer in Threets’ heroin distribution business.  In this role, Burdick sold heroin on numerous occasions to a confidential informant working on behalf of law enforcement.

In pronouncing sentence, Chief Judge Griesbach chastised Burdick for his role distributing “poison” in the Lake Winnebago area, noted the devastating effect that heroin has had throughout northeast Wisconsin, and pointed to numerous recent overdose deaths as evidence of the scourge that heroin presents in our society. In addition to the prison sentence, Burdick was ordered to spend an additional 5 years on supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the Oshkosh Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

Updated January 29, 2015