Beloit Man Sentenced to Four Years for Distributing Crack Cocaine
MADISON, WI—John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Fabian Jones, 23, Beloit, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to four years in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine. Jones pleaded guilty to the offense on August 3, 2015.
Jones sold crack cocaine to individuals working under law enforcement surveillance on three occasions in August and September 2014, and on one occasion in March 2015.
In sentencing Jones, Judge Peterson noted that Jones was a long time crack dealer and had a history of violence and weapons possession. Jones has a prior felony conviction for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
The charges against Jones were the result of an investigation conducted by G-ROC, a task force formed through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Violent Crime Initiative, to address gang and drug-related violence in Rock County through the coordination of investigations among local and federal law enforcement agencies. Its members include the FBI; Rock County Sheriff’s Office; Rock County District Attorney’s Office; Beloit Police Department; and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
In the past 18 months, more than 20 people have been charged and convicted of a federal drug or gun crime as the result of G-Roc investigations. The prosecution of this case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith P. Duchemin.