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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

La Crosse Man Sentenced To Three Years For Distributing Crack Cocaine

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Aaron Thompson, 35, of La Crosse, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William Conley to three years in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine in La Crosse on March 5, 2014.   Thompson pleaded guilty to this charge on February 17, 2015.

Thompson sold crack cocaine on March 5, 2014, from an apartment on Rose Street in La Crosse while police conducted surveillance of the meeting location.  Thompson was videorecorded providing 2.6 grams of crack to an individual in exchange for $400.  Police later searched the apartment and arrested Thompson.

The charge against Thompson was the result of an investigation conducted by West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group in coordination with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department and the La Crosse Police Department.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson. 

Updated July 14, 2015