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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Two Men Sentenced to Prison for Herion related Crimes

United States AttorneyJames L. Santelle, of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on August 5, 2014, Brian King (age: 55) of Chicago, Illinois, and Donald Myers, Jr. (age: 41) of Menominee, Michigan, were sentenced to 30 months and 21 months in prison respectively by Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach. Each had previously entered a guilty plea; King to a charge of Distribution of Heroin, 100 grams or more, and Myers to a charge of using a communication facility (i.e., a telephone) to facilitate the distribution of heroin.

According to their plea agreements and other documents filed with the court, Myers 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 King, their primary supplier in Chicago. The court noted the “serious and dangerous nature” of the defendants’ crimes, as well as the “devastating effect” that heroin addiction has had in 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