Man sentenced to three years for trafficking fentanyl-laced heroin in Madison

MADISON, Wis. - Arthur Jones, a 41-year-old man from Chicago, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to three years in federal prison.

According to a release, Jones was sentenced for conspiring to distribute fentanyl-laced heroin in the Madison area from May through November 2018.

Jones and, co-conspirator, Corey Douglas, a 28-year-old from Chicago, pleaded guilty to the charge on June 5, 2019. Douglas was sentenced on Aug. 19 to a three-year sentence.

Jones had a home in Fitchburg that was a stash house for drugs. Douglas was arrested after he left the home on Nov. 29, 2018. He reportedly had in his possession 12 grams of a mixture of heroin and fentanyl that was pre-packaged to sell on the streets.

A search of Jones' home turned up more than 80 grams of the mixture.

Despite neither individual having a criminal history, Peterson said the offense deserved a significant sentence because of the higher risk of an overdose death with a mixture of heroin and fentanyl.

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