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Madison meth manufacturer sentenced


Madison (WKOW) -- From U.S. State's Attorney:  Erik C. Peterson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Todd Vasa, 42, of Prairie du Chien, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Madison for conspiring with Richard Morley, 41, also of Prairie du Chien, to manufacture methamphetamine from January to March of 2005.

  Vasa was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to a term of 70 months in federal prison, with a 3 year term of supervised release to follow.

  Morley was sentenced on August 22 to 8 years and 10 months in prison for the same offense.

  Vasa and Morley pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge on June 19, 2008.

  In an earlier case related to this investigation, Erin King, 25, of Prairie Du Chien, was sentenced in November 2006 by U.S. District Judge John C. Shabaz to 62 months in prison, and three years of supervised release, for possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

  The charges against Vasa, Morley, and the earlier charges against King, were the result of an investigation conducted by the Prairie du Chien Police, the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, the Clayton County, Iowa Sheriff's Department, the La Crosse Police Department, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, Narcotics Bureau.

  The prosecution of the case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.

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