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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Iowa Man Sentenced For Distributing Methamphetamine

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Colin Ahlstrom, 43, Waukon, Iowa, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lynn S. Adelman to three years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine.   Ahlstrom pleaded guilty to the charge on April 24, 2013.

Ahlstrom distributed a form of methamphetamine known as "glass" in the Vernon County, Wis. area from March 2008 until October 2010, when his source was arrested in Minnesota.  Glass is a name given to the more intense, cleaner type of methamphetamine manufactured in so-called “super labs.” Ahlstrom was on probation for another felony drug offense in Iowa when he distributed methamphetamine in Wisconsin.

The charge against Ahlstrom was the result of an investigation conducted by the Vernon County Sheriff's Department and Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith P. Duchemin. 

Updated July 14, 2015