Eau Claire Meth Dealer Sentenced To 6 Years
MADISON, WIS. --John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Pa Xiong, 32, Eau Claire, Wis., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb today to six years in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Xiong pled guilty before Judge Crabb on July 31, 2014.
Judge Crabb determined that Xiong distributed in and around Eau Claire at least 1.69 kilograms of methamphetamine obtained from the St. Paul, Minn. area. Two others who were part of Xiong’s St. Paul to Eau Claire methamphetamine distribution network, Lang Thao, 33, and Kyrie Tetzlaff, 28, both of Eau Claire, were previously sentenced by Judge Crabb to five and four years in prison, respectively. All federal sentences are served without parole.
The prosecutions of Xiong, Thao, and Tetzlaff are part of an ongoing, joint initiative to combat methamphetamine distribution in Western Wisconsin. These cases were the result of an investigation conducted by the West Central Drug Task Force and were coordinated with the Eau Claire County District Attorney’s Office.
United States Attorney Vaudreuil stated, “Methamphetamine is a terrible drug. It destroys individuals, wrecks families, and disrupts communities. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to aggressively prosecute those dealers who spread the misery of methamphetamine addiction in Wisconsin.”
The prosecution of these cases has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea.