MADISON, WIS. - Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Marnell D. Davis, 35, Chicago, Illinois was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 5 years in federal prison for distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. This prison term will be followed by 4 years of supervised release.
On March 27, 2020, Davis sold 54 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Then, on April 7, 2020, Davis arranged for the sale of a quarter pound of methamphetamine and 5 grams of heroin to the same confidential informant. Law enforcement officers observed Davis arrive at the agreed upon location in Menominee, Wisconsin. They made contact with Davis and arrested him for the prior methamphetamine sale. Officers searched Davis and his vehicle and found 113.4 grams of methamphetamine, 5.3 grams of heroin, and $9,380 in cash. At the time of both of these events, Davis was out on bond for a state criminal case involving possession with intent to deliver cocaine.
The charge against Davis was the result of an investigation conducted by the West Central Drug Task Force; Chippewa County, Dunn County, and Eau Claire County Sheriffs’ Departments; Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, and Menominee Police Departments; Chippewa County and Dunn County District Attorneys’ Offices; and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven P. Anderson.