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

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Madison Man Sentenced To 80 Months On Marijuana Charge

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Nicholas Bokas, 32, Madison, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 80 months in prison for conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.   Bokas pleaded guilty to this charge on June 17, 2013.

On May 2, 2012, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Bokas' Madison apartment, finding 96 pounds of marijuana and empty plastic bags that had once contained another 187 pounds of marijuana. 

Although still under investigation, Bokas returned to marijuana sales.  A second search warrant executed on February 27, 2013 at an apartment in Middleton, Wis., resulted in Bokas' arrest and the recovery of additional marijuana. 

Judge Crabb indicated that she imposed the 80-month sentence because Bokas had failed to end his drug use and drug dealing after prior arrests and treatment.

The charge against Bokas was the result of an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force; and Drug Enforcement Administration.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O'Shea. 

Updated July 14, 2015