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

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Madison Man Sentenced To Five Years On Cocaine Charge

MADISON, WIS. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jose Francisco Gomez-Jara, 32, Madison, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 60 months in federal prison for possession of 500 grams or more of cocaine with the intent to distribute.   Gomez-Jara pled guilty to this charge on November 12, 2014.

Gomez-Jara was arrested on July 16, 2014, after a search warrant was executed at his home in Madison.  Inside, the officers found 699.9 grams of cocaine, packaging material, scales, and a 12-ton shop press used for re-forming kilogram-sized bricks of cocaine. 

The charge against Gomez-Jara was the result of an investigation conducted by the Dane County Narcotics Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea.

Updated July 14, 2015