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La Crosse Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Distributing Methamphetamine

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 James A. Conner III, 44, La Crosse, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 48 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine.   Conner pleaded guilty to this charge on October 7, 2019.

Between November 2018 and January 2019, investigators from the La Crosse Police Department purchased approximately 52 grams of methamphetamine from Conner.  During one of the controlled buys, Conner admitted to selling a half pound of methamphetamine every two to three days. 

At sentencing, Judge Conley noted that the amount of methamphetamine purchased by investigators underestimates the scale of Conner’s dealings.  Judge Conley also stated that, despite knowing the dangers of methamphetamine, Conner repeatedly provided people with a dangerous drug. 

The charge against Conner was the result of an investigation conducted by the La Crosse Police Department, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, and Drug Enforcement Administration.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Chadwick M. Elgersma. 

Updated December 18, 2019

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