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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 31, 2020

Two Rivers Resident Sentenced to 15 Years of Imprisonment for Methamphetamine Distribution

Matthew D. Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on January 30, 2020, Clint J. Blaha (age: 37), of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 15 years’ incarceration to be followed by ten years of supervised release for possessing with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of actual methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a) and (b)(1)(A),.

According to court documents, in May 2019, the Manitowoc County MEG Unit began investigating Blaha for suspected distribution of methamphetamine.  They monitored interstate wire transfers and surveilled Blaha’s travel to known drug distribution areas.  In July 2019, they initiated a traffic stop for the purpose of arresting Blaha.  During that traffic stop they recovered 77.5 grams of methamphetamine.  They obtained a search warrant for Blaha’s residence where they recovered an additional 1.25 pounds of actual (“crystal”) methamphetamine packaged for distribution.  

In pronouncing sentence, Senior District Judge William C. Griesbach noted the serious nature of Blaha’s offense and the need to send a strong message of deterrence to Blaha and anyone else who might attempt to distribute drugs in Northeast Wisconsin.            

The case was investigated by the Manitowoc County Metropolitan Enforcement Group with the assistance of the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

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Updated January 31, 2020