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Press Release

Man Sentenced for Distributing Heroin in Madison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Antonio Wiley, 38, Chicago Heights, Illinois, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 87 months in federal prison for distributing heroin.  This term of imprisonment is to be followed by six years of supervised release.  Wiley pleaded guilty to this offense on January 3, 2019.

Wiley sold heroin to an undercover officer numerous times in 2017 and 2018.  Judge Peterson found Wiley responsible for distributing between 100 and 400 grams of heroin in the Madison area, and while Judge Peterson did not believe Wiley to be a “kingpin,” he did find Wiley had sold “a fair amount of heroin in his day.”  The Judge was also concerned that despite two prior convictions for selling heroin, Wiley continued his pattern of behavior.

Wiley’s co-conspirator, Darius Williams, 40, Chicago, Illinois, pleaded guilty on February 27, 2019 to distributing heroin.  He will be sentenced by Judge Peterson on May 17.

The charge against Wiley was the result of an investigation conducted by the Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman. 

Updated April 23, 2019