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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Madison Man Sentenced to Five Years for Distributing Crack Cocaine

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Nathan J. Morris, also known as St. Louis, 27, of Madison, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 60 months in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine.  Morris pleaded guilty to this charge on September 30, 2016.

Morris sold crack cocaine from his apartment in Madison during the summer of 2015.  At the time of his arrest in July 2015, Morris was in possession of approximately 60 grams of crack cocaine and a firearm.  He was found responsible for possessing or distributing a total of 66.7 grams of crack cocaine.

At today’s sentencing, Judge Peterson admonished Morris for having a history of violent conduct, telling him that the sentence was in part to protect the public from his violent conduct. 

The charge against Morris was the result of an investigation conducted by the Dane County Narcotics Task Force and Madison Police Department.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Antonio M. Trillo. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 21, 2016