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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Madison Man Sentenced To 8 Years On Cocaine Charge

MADISON, WIS. --John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Adrian Collins, 40, Madison, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to eight years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine.  Collins pleaded guilty to this charge on May 8, 2014.

On February 13, 2009, Collins and his co-defendant, Luis Gonzalez-Lopez, attempted to purchase cocaine and marijuana from a police informant.  When Collins and Gonzalez-Lopez arrived in Beloit, Wis., to acquire the drugs, they were apprehended. 

Police recovered over $13,000 hidden in the trunk of Collins’ car, and a subsequent search warrant at Gonzalez-Lopez’s residence in Madison led to the recovery of approximately one kilogram of marijuana along with packaging materials.  

Gonzalez-Lopez was previously sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the case.

The charge against Collins was the result of an investigation conducted by Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul W. Connell. 

Updated July 14, 2015