Madison, WI–(ENEWSPF)– John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Eric E. Garvey, 40, Webster, Wisconsin, was found guilty today by a jury following a two-day trial in U.S. District Court in Madison. The jury found Garvey guilty on all four charges of distributing methamphetamine.
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley scheduled sentencing for April 20 at 1:00 p.m. Garvey faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each charge.
The government’s proof at the jury trial established that Garvey sold methamphetamine to an individual working with law enforcement on four occasions in April and May 2008. The Garvey investigation was part of a large investigation into drug dealing on St. Croix tribal lands.
Twenty-five defendants have previously been sentenced as a result of this investigation. The previous defendants sentenced are set forth below:
|Name||Crime of Conviction||Sentence Imposed|
|George Rainey||Distribution of crack cocaine||14 years|
|Bruce Rainey||Distribution of crack cocaine||17 years, six months|
|Diana Martin||Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine||Nine years|
|Margrette Cobb||Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine||13 years, four months|
|Andrew Sonnenberg||Distribution of crack cocaine||17 years, six months|
|Ericka J. Reynolds||Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine||One year, six months|
|Shaleah Reynolds||Distribution of crack cocaine||Two years|
|Michael D. Hammond||Distribution of crack cocaine||12 years, seven months|
|Steven R. Lang||Distribution of methamphetamine||Four years|
|Shana Corbine||Distribution of crack cocaine||Four years, three years|
|Linda Lightfeather||Operating a crack house||Five months|
|Buck Zehner||Operating a crack house||Eight months|
|Janeen Mosay||Operating a crack house||Six months|
|Frankie Bildeau||Distribution of crack cocaine||12 months, one day|
|Broderick Swain||Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine||54 months|
|Derrick Rapley||Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine||13 years|
|Louis Belisle||Distribution of crack cocaine||21 months|
|Brandon Belisle||Distribution of crack cocaine||21 months|
|John Carr||Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine||Six years|
United States Attorney Vaudreuil stated that today’s guilty verdict, and all the prior sentencings, were the result of a long-term investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; Federal Bureau of Investigation; St. Croix Tribal Police Department; Rice Lake Police Department; Barron County Sheriff’s Department; Burnett County Sheriff’s Department; Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department; Polk County Sheriff’s Department; Native American Drug & Gang Initiative; and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter M. Jarosz handled the prosecution of the Garvey case; United States Attorney John W. Vaudreuil handled the prosecution of the previous cases.