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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

La Crosse Man Sentenced To 10 Years On Drug Charges

MADISON, WIS. --John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Eugene Shields, 33, La Crosse, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 10 years in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine and heroin.

Shields was arrested on April 8, 2013, after the La Crosse Police Department successfully used an informant to buy crack cocaine and heroin from Shields on three occasions.  The police also executed a search warrant at Shields’ residence where they recovered heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine. 

Shields has three prior felony drug convictions and a conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Judge Crabb noted in sentencing Shields that these convictions called for her to impose a lengthy prison term.

The charges against the defendant were the result of an investigation conducted by the La Crosse Police Department and La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul W. Connell. 

Updated July 14, 2015