Madison Man Sentenced to 110 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Derrick Shelton, 30, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 110 months in federal prison for distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Shelton pleaded guilty to this charge on May 18, 2022. 

On October 4, 2021, an undercover police officer communicated with Shelton and arranged to buy two ounces of methamphetamine from him.  At a location in Madison, the undercover police officer met with Shelton and bought two ounces of methamphetamine in exchange for $800.

On October 19, 2021, the undercover police officer communicated with Shelton again and arranged to buy eight ounces of methamphetamine from him.  At a location in Madison, the undercover police officer met with Shelton and bought eight ounces of methamphetamine in exchange for $2,600. 

On November 10, 2021, agents executed a search warrant at Shelton’s residence in Madison and recovered heroin, methamphetamine, three firearms, and $15,882 in cash.  At the time of the methamphetamine sales to the undercover police officer, Shelton was on extended supervision for armed robbery and burglary convictions in Dane County.

The charge against Shelton is the result of a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dane County Narcotics Task Force, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Sun Prairie Police Department.  The investigation was conducted and funded by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a multi-agency task force that coordinates long-term narcotics trafficking investigations.  The prosecution of the case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Wegner.