Woman Sentenced to 90 Months for Distributing Methamphetamine in Menomonie
MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Diana Xiong, 39, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 90 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine. This prison term will be followed by 4 years of supervised release.
The charges in this case stem from an investigation conducted by law enforcement in the summer of 2020. On two occasions, Xiong sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Menomonie, Wisconsin. She also sold the same confidential informant a firearm, although she is prohibited from possessing any firearms because she is a convicted felon.
At sentencing, Judge Peterson explained a substantial sentence was warranted because of Xiong’s consistent and disturbing pattern of drug distribution, which she continued even after serving state sentences related to distributing methamphetamine. He also noted that while Xiong was smart and capable, she had unfortunately applied those qualities to drug dealing.
Judge Peterson ordered this federal sentence to run concurrent to a state prison sentence Xiong is now serving due to revocation of state supervision. Xiong was on state supervision at the time of the offenses in this case.
The charges against Xiong were the result of an investigation conducted by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, West Central Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor L. Kraus.