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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wausau Man Sentenced to 11 Years For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Madison, Wis. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Antron Allen, 34, Wausau, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 11 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine.  Allen pleaded guilty to this charge on November 28, 2018. 

On April 17, 2018, officers with the Wausau Police Department observed Allen and his co-defendant Nathaniel Drow sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot in Wausau.  Officers were aware that Drow and Allen both had active arrest warrants.   As law enforcement officers approached the vehicle, Drow jumped out of the passenger seat and dropped a small baggie containing methamphetamine.  Officers searched the entire vehicle and found approximately 200 grams of methamphetamine located in the front passenger door.  Officers later searched Allen’s cell phone and discovered that Allen and Drow had been working together to sell methamphetamine in Wausau for at least a couple of weeks.

In imposing the sentence, Judge Peterson noted that Allen’s long criminal history, spanning nearly 20 years, showed he is a dangerous and irresponsible person.  Judge Peterson also stated that Allen had established a pattern of continuously committing crimes shortly after being released from prior prison terms.

Drow was sentenced on November 8, 2018, to 10 years for his role in the conspiracy.

The charges against Allen and Drow were the result of an investigation by the Wausau Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution of this case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron D. Wegner. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 8, 2019