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Madison Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Selling Heroin

SEP 01 (MADISON, Wis.) - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Quentin Jones, 42, and Lawrence Peterson, 40, both of Madison, Wis., were sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Peterson for selling heroin.  On August 27, Jones was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Peterson was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison, to be followed by six years of supervised release. 

Both Jones and Peterson sold heroin and crack cocaine to a police informant.  A stash house belonging to Jones was searched and officers found 512 grams of cocaine, 124.7 grams of crack cocaine, 196.7 grams of heroin, and a gun. 

The charges against Jones and Peterson were the result of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dane County Narcotics Task Force, and Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.


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