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Madison Man Sentenced to 48 Months for Distributing Crack

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 Carlos Wilson, 32, Madison, Wisconsin pleaded guilty and was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 48 months in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine.  

On three separate occasions in November 2019, Wilson sold drugs to an undercover police officer. Wilson sold crack the first time, and sold both heroin and cocaine during the other two deals.  Wilson was arrested on November 22, 2019 with 74 individually wrapped baggies of a mixture containing Fentanyl. 

At the time of his arrest, Wilson was on federal supervised release after serving a 60-month prison sentence for selling heroin. Judge Peterson revoked Wilson’s supervised release and sentenced him to 18 months in prison to be served concurrently with the new federal sentence.

Judge Peterson said he was disappointed to see Wilson in his courtroom again for another serious drug crime, but expressed hope that after this sentence he would gain some maturity and stop selling drugs.

The charge against Wilson was the result of an investigation conducted by the Dane County Narcotics Task Force.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Przybylinski Finn. 

Updated August 12, 2020

Drug Trafficking