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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Wisconsin

For Immediate Release

Friday, January 13, 2017
John W. Vaudreuil
, United States Attorney
Contact: Julie Pfluger

Beloit Man Sentenced for Distribution of Crack Cocaine

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Darnell Isabell, 32, Beloit, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to eight years in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.  Isabell pleaded guilty to this charge on September 19, 2016.

Isabell admitted to distributing crack cocaine on March 16, 2016.  At the time of his arrest on this federal charge, Isabell was under state supervision for a prior drug offense.  Due to Isabell’s multiple prior felony convictions, including three felony drug convictions, he was sentenced as a career offender.   

The charges against Isabell were the result of an investigation by G-ROC, a task force formed through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Violent Crime Initiative, to address gang and drug-related violence in Rock County through the coordination of investigations among local and federal law enforcement agencies.  Its members include the FBI; Rock County Sheriff’s Office; Rock County District Attorney’s Office; Beloit Police Department; and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger. 

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