Grand Jury Returns Two Indictments

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MADISON, WIS. – A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today.  You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Madison Man Charged with Drug & Gun Crimes

Keante K. Gunn, 31, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with one count of distributing heroin and crack cocaine, two counts of distributing heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine, one count of distributing fentanyl and crack cocaine, and one count of possessing heroin, fentanyl, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.  The indictment charges that the distributions occurred in April 2021 and that he possessed heroin, fentanyl, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine for distribution on June 16, 2021.

The indictment also charges Gunn with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  It alleges that on June 16, 2021, he possessed a 9mm handgun and ammunition. 

If convicted, Gunn faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each of the drug counts and a maximum of 10 years on the gun count.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department, Dane County Narcotics Task Force, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Anderson is handling the prosecution.

Marquette County Man Charged with Gun Crime

Charles Leofilos, 34, Oxford, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The indictment alleges that on March 15, 2021, he possessed a Taurus handgun.       

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If convicted, Leofilos faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the La Crosse Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor Kraus is handling the prosecution.

The indictments charging Gunn and Leofilos have been brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the U.S. Justice Department’s program to reduce violent crime.  The PSN approach emphasizes coordination between state and federal prosecutors and all levels of law enforcement to address gun crime, especially felons illegally possessing firearms and ammunition, and violent crimes and drug crimes that involve the use of firearms.