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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 15, 2014

Madison Man Sentenced To 5 Years On Crack Cocaine Charge

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Willie D. Parker, 34, Madison, Wis., was sentenced Friday, December 12, by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to five years in federal prison for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it.  Parker pleaded guilty to the charge on September 26, 2014. 

On October 8, 2013, an undercover officer purchased crack cocaine from Parker.  During the transaction, the undercover officer noticed a large bag of crack cocaine in the Parker’s car.   A later traffic stop and search of the defendant uncovered 37 individually wrapped baggies containing a total of 20 grams of crack cocaine.  There was a young boy in the car with Parker.  Parker committed this offense less than three months after his discharge from supervised release on federal gun charges. 

The charge against Parker 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 David J. Reinhard.

Updated July 14, 2015