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Holmen man sentenced to 12 years for Trafficking in Methamphetamine

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U.S. District Judge James D Peterson, has sentenced Todd Valentine, 53, Holmen, Wisconsin, to twelve years in prison.

This was disclosed by the United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, Timothy M. O’Shea,

Valentine was sentenced to federal prison for distributing 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to the court, the prison term will be followed by 5 years of supervised release.

Valentine pleaded guilty to this charge on October 24, 2022.

In early 2021, law enforcement officers were made aware that Valentine was distributing significant quantities of methamphetamine.

On April 19, 2021, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Valentine was a passenger. After a positive K9 alert, officers searched the vehicle and found 71 grams of methamphetamine.

The next day, La Crosse law enforcement officers conducted a search of Valentine’s residence in Holmen, allowed under state law because he was on state supervision for a prior gun and drug case.

In Valentine’s bedroom, officers found over 7 pounds of methamphetamine and $5,800 in U.S. currency.

Valentine was interviewed twice by law enforcement.

He admitted to possessing the methamphetamine found in his room and to dealing up to multiple pounds of methamphetamine per day.

He also admitted to possessing the Ruger handgun.

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