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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Western District of Wisconsin

www.justice.gov/usao/wiw

For Immediate Release

January 12, 2011

John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney

Contact: Rita M. Rumbelow
(608) 264-5158
rita.rumbelow@usdoj.gov

Madison Man Sentenced to Federal Prison on Marijuana Charge

Madison, Wis. — John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Anthony Williams, 27, Madison, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to six years in prison, without the possibility of parole, for possessing marijuana with intent to distribute. Williams pleaded guilty to this charge on November 2, 2010.

On June 17, 2010, officers with the Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force obtained consent to search the apartment Williams shared with his girlfriend. Officers recovered over three kilograms of marijuana and an unloaded handgun. Williams admitted that he was selling marijuana and that the gun was his.

Williams asked for a three-year sentence, but Judge Conley declined because Williams already has two felony drug convictions, was on probation for one of those offenses in June 2010, was in possession of the handgun, and has a history of violence against women.

The charge against Williams was the result of an investigation conducted by the Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.

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