Chicago Man Charged for Multiple Drug Offenses in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O'Shea for the Western District of Wisconsin announced that Dery McDuffy, 33, of Chicago, was charged with drug offenses involving heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine, in an indictment returned Oct. 19, 2022, by a grand jury sitting in Madison, Wisconsin.
The indictment charges McDuffy with three counts of distributing heroin, with one count alleging the distribution of 100 grams or more, and two counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The indictment also charges him with possessing one kilogram or more of heroin with intent to distribute and with possessing 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to distribute. The indictment alleges that these offenses were committed between Sept. 7 and Oct. 12, 2022.
If convicted, McDuffy faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years and a maximum of life in federal prison on the charge of possessing one kilogram or more of heroin for distribution. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 40 years on the counts alleging 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, 100 grams or more of heroin and 500 grams or more of cocaine. The remaining two heroin distribution counts have a maximum penalty of 20 years.
The charges against McDuffy are the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and the DEA. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson is handling the prosecution.