City Times Staff
A 26-year-old man is the most recent sentenced in a large drug ring involving more than 1,000 grams of heroin.
Gregory D. Richardson, of Stevens Point, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison on Friday in Western District Court. Richardson pleaded guilty to distributing heroin in January.
Richardson is the sixth defendant sentenced by Judge Conley in connection with an investigation by the Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force and Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation.
In January, Cody Thompson was sentenced to 30 months for distributing heroin and Almond resident Megan Pray Genett was sentenced to 24 months for distributing heroin. In February Marguerite Tompkins of Waupaca was sentenced to 60 months for conspiring to distribute heroin. Kristy Dietel, of Wisconsin Rapids, was sentenced to 36 months for conspiring to distribute heroin and Tiffany A. Bell, of Stevens Point, was sentenced to 138 months for conspiring to distribute heroin in March.
A seventh defendant, Hannah Hovick, of Marathon, has also pleaded guilty to related heroin trafficking offenses and will be sentenced on April 22.
A related January 27, 2016 indictment charges four Milwaukee men — Hurley C. Jackson, 33; Terrance D. Jackson, 29; Charles D. Hall, 31; and DeWight S. Williams, 37 — with conspiring to distribute more than 1,000 grams of heroin. Each is charged with distributing heroin or possessing heroin with the intent to distribute. Their trial is scheduled for July 25.
The prosecution of these cases is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea.