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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Stoddard Man Sentenced To 6 Years For Distributing Crack Cocaine

MADISON, WIS. --John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Ernest Knox, 29 of Stoddard, Wis., was sentenced on November 5, 2014, by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to six years in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine.  Knox pleaded guilty to this charge on August 26, 2014.

Knox delivered crack cocaine to a person in Stoddard on October 22, 2013 while police conducted surveillance of the meeting location.  Knox was video recorded providing over 2 ¼ grams of crack cocaine in exchange for $400. 

The charge against Ernest 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