MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Timothy M. Cannon, 36, La Crosse, Wisconsin, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 6 years in federal prison for distributing 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Cannon pled guilty to this charge on March 21, 2024.

Between April and June 2023, the La Crosse Police Department used a confidential informant to conduct four controlled buys of fentanyl from Cannon. Cannon sold the informant approximately 40-50 grams of fentanyl during each buy. Law enforcement also searched the apartment where Cannon was staying and found 43.2 grams of fentanyl in his backpack.

At sentencing, Judge Conley emphasized the dangers of fentanyl in the community and Cannon’s participation in trafficking the drug. He remarked that Cannon’s actions were for greed, noting that he was harming other people for money.

The charges against Cannon were the result of an investigation conducted by the City of La Crosse Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kathryn E. Ginsberg and Louis Glinzak prosecuted this case. 

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