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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fourth Member of Methamphetamine Conspiracy Sentenced

MADISON, WIS. -- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Brandon Frank, 42, Argyle, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 148 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.   Frank pleaded guilty to this charge on September 12, 2017.


The amount of methamphetamine attributable to Frank was approximately 3.2 kilograms.  In imposing the sentence, Judge Conley took into account Frank’s role in the conspiracy, which involved the coordination, payment, and delivery of methamphetamine to Wisconsin from California.


Frank and seven other individuals were charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in March for their roles in this methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.  Seven of the eight individuals charged in the indictment have pleaded guilty; Frank is the fourth to be sentenced.


The charge against Frank was the result of an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration- Madison, Wisconsin and Los Angeles, California; Dane County Narcotics Task Force; Dane County Sheriff’s Department; Madison Police Department; UW-Madison Police Department; U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Sauk County Drug Task Force; Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force; Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office; State Line Area Narcotics Team; and Rock County Special Investigations Unit.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David Reinhard and Diane Schlipper. 


Drug Trafficking
Updated November 21, 2017