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MADISON, WIS. — Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Olivia Halvorson, 29, Browntown, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 54 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Halvorson pleaded guilty to this charge on November 9, 2017.
During sentencing, Judge Conley described Halvorson as assisting a larger methamphetamine distribution operation by recruiting customers, coordinating shipments of methamphetamine to Wisconsin, collecting money, and traveling to Iowa to facilitate methamphetamine distribution. Halvorson was part of an operation that was responsible for numerous pounds of methamphetamine shipped from California to Wisconsin. The amount attributable to Halvorson, conservatively, was over three pounds of methamphetamine.
Halvorson and 10 other individuals have been charged in federal indictments for their roles in this methamphetamine distribution conspiracy. Nine of the eleven individuals charged in the indictments have pleaded guilty; Halvorson is the eighth to be sentenced.
The charge against Halvorson was the result of an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration- Madison, Wisconsin and Los Angeles, California; Dane County Narcotics Task Force; Dane County Sheriff’s Department; Madison Police Department; UW-Madison Police Department; U.S. Postal Inspection Service; Sauk County Drug Task Force; Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force; Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office; State Line Area Narcotics Team; and Rock County Special Investigations Unit. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David Reinhard and Diane Schlipper.