Baraboo Man Sentenced to More Than 7 Years for Methamphetamine Trafficking
MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Froylan R. Castro, 25, Baraboo, Wisconsin, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 7 ½ years in federal prison for possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. Castro pleaded guilty to this charge on March 2, 2018.
In October 2017, U.S. Postal Service agents intercepted a United States mail package containing a pound of methamphetamine that was destined for Castro’s residence in Baraboo. The pound of methamphetamine was hidden in the interior of a karaoke machine. A search warrant executed at the defendant’s residence uncovered drug packaging materials, a firearm, and $8,000. In addition, the search of Castro’s residence revealed other karaoke machines that may have been used to ship illegal drugs based on pry marks found on the machines that were similar to pry marks on the karaoke machine in the intercepted package. A search of Castro’s cell phone revealed numerous drug-related conversations with customers and the tracking of several different mail packages.
United States Attorney Blader praised the collaborative efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement agents in this successful investigation which resulted in the seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine and the arrest of the defendant.
The charge against Castro was the result of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Baraboo Police Department, Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, and the Sauk County Drug Task Force. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Reinhard.