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Man sentenced to four-year prison term after marijuana conviction

George Paquette found guilty of intent to distribute

MADISON, Wis. - A Madison man was sentenced Monday to four years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

According to an Office of the United States Attorney statement, George Paquette and Ernesto Abeyta worked together with an intent to distribute marijuana between May and December of 2012. Abeyta was prosecuted and received 12 years in prison.

The charges resulted from a drug investigation conducted by the Madison Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force.

The statement said Paquette is currently serving an eight-year sentence in North Dakota for an unrelated 2011 conviction involving drug possession.

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