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Chicago Man Sentenced to 66 Months for Distributing Heroin

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Terry Glaspie, 55, Chicago, Illinois was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 66 months in federal prison for possessing with intent to distribute 100 grams for more of heroin.  Glaspie pleaded guilty to this charge on January 21, 2019.

On January 31, 2018, law enforcement officers recovered approximately 104 grams of fentanyl-laced heroin during a traffic stop of a vehicle which was occupied by Glaspie and two other individuals.  During the course of their investigation, law enforcement determined that Glaspie helped transport the heroin from Chicago so it could be sold in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

During sentencing, Judge Conley stated that, despite knowing the risk of heroin to users, Glaspie was “part of the world that is putting this drug on the street to ensnare people.”

United States Attorney Blader echoed Judge Conley’s remarks when he stated that too many communities are being victimized by the heroin crisis.  United States Attorney Blader said, “The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to battling this epidemic by prosecuting individuals who sell illegal drugs on our streets or transport them through our district.” 

Dunn County District Attorney Andrea Nodolf thanked all of the federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies who participated in the investigation.  She also noted how drugs like heroin have a “ripple effect throughout our communities.” 

The charge against Glaspie was the result of an investigation conducted by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, Menomonie Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Dunn County District Attorney’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Chadwick M. Elgersma. 

Updated March 21, 2019