For Immediate Release
Friday, September 21, 2018
, United States Attorney
Scott C. Blader
Contact: Rita M. Rumbelow
Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced to 50 Months in Federal Prison
Field Division: St. Paul Field Division
MADISON, WIS. - Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Andrew Boyd, Jr., 33, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 50 months in prison, followed by a five-year term of supervised release, for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, and possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Boyd pleaded guilty to these charges on June 28, 2018.
Boyd has three prior drug felony convictions from Chicago. After serving a six-year sentence with the Illinois Department of Corrections, he moved to Madison. Boyd delivered heroin to an informant on four occasions in February and March 2018. He was arrested on March 30, 2018, and he admitted selling heroin and crack cocaine. He said his source was in Chicago. Boyd also told officers his drugs were at his house, along with a revolver, in a safe. Officers obtained a search warrant and they located 16 grams of heroin, 7.2 grams of crack cocaine, and a .44 caliber revolver with an obliterated serial number, in a safe.
This case has been brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the U.S. Justice Department’s program to reduce violent crime. The PSN approach emphasizes coordination between state and federal prosecutors and all levels of law enforcement to address gun crime, especially felons illegally possessing firearms and ammunition and violent and drug crimes that involve the use of firearms.
The charge against Boyd was the result of an investigation conducted by the Dane County Narcotics 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.