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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Stoddard Man Sentenced To 15 Months For Distributing Crack Cocaine

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Eric Knox, 23, of Stoddard, Wis.., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 15 months in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine.  Knox pleaded guilty to this charge on September 16, 2014.

Knox delivered crack cocaine to a person in Stoddard on September 27, 2013, while police conducted surveillance of the meeting location.  Knox was video-recorded providing over 1.8 grams of crack cocaine in exchange for $300. 

The charge against Eric Knox was the result of an investigation conducted by the West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group in coordination with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department and the La Crosse Police Department.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson. 

Updated July 14, 2015