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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Assigned to Case

Grand Jury Returns Indictment

MADISON, WIS. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictment today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. If convicted, the sentencing of a defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Madison Man Charged with Gun Crime

Blair Cook, 23, Madison, Wis., is charged with illegally possessing a firearm while being an unlawful user of marijuana. The indictment alleges that he possessed a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition on May 25, 2017.

Under federal law, unlawful users of controlled substances are prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

If convicted, Cook faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita Rumbelow.

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