Gavel and scales

A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, on June 26 indicted two men, including a Sun Prairie man, on drug-related charges.

Cortez Jackson, 39, of Sun Prairie, and Van Williamson, 42, of Madison, are charged with conspiring to distribute a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, and cocaine.

The indictment alleges that the amount of the mixture of heroin and fentanyl involved in the conspiracy that was attributable to the defendants’ conduct is 40 grams or more, and that the conspiracy operated from February 2019 to June 6, 2019.

The indictment also charges Jackson with eight counts of distributing a mixture of heroin and fentanyl, with three of the counts also alleging the distribution of cocaine. The indictment further alleges that one of the counts involved the distribution of 40 grams or more of heroin and fentanyl.

The indictment charges Williamson with one count of distributing heroin and fentanyl, as well as cocaine, and one count of distributing cocaine.

If convicted, Jackson and Williamson face a mandatory minimum five years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison on the charges alleging 40 grams or more of heroin and fentanyl. Each of the distribution charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years.

The charges against Jackson and Williamson are the result of an investigation by the Dane County Narcotics Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Sun Prairie Police Department. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Reinhard.

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