|APPLETON, Wis. – On July 27, 2020, LeeRoy R. Blank entered a plea of no contest to, and was found guilty of, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine greater than 50 grams as a second or subsequent offender. |
On Tuesday, Blank was sentenced to six years initial confinement followed by six years of extended supervision.
“In recent years, meth has caused significant harm to many Wisconsinites struggling with substance-use disorder,” said AG Kaul. “This sentencing brings accountability to a drug dealer who possessed hundreds of grams of that dangerous drug.”
Possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine greater than 50 grams carries a penalty of up to 40 years of imprisonment or up to a $100,000 fine or both. The second or subsequent enhancer increases the maximum term of imprisonment by 6 years.
Prosecutors for the State requested Blank be sentenced to a term of imprisonment consisting of 8 to 10 years of initial confinement followed by 10 years of extended supervision.
On August 22, 2017, investigators with the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group – Drug Unit (LWAM) executed a search warrant at a hotel room and located over 350 grams of methamphetamine in a safe, numerous baggies of various shapes, colors, and sizes, drug ledgers, money transfer receipts, and a digital scale. Blank told investigators the methamphetamine belonged to him and that he regularly picked up ¼ to ½ of a pound of methamphetamine for distribution.
Blank explained the methamphetamine located in the safe was from a pound of methamphetamine he picked up the previous day. The prosecution of this case was handled by Assistant Attorney General Peter Hahn, a Regional Drug Prosecutor for the DOJ Division of Legal Services Criminal Litigation Unit, who assisted the Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office.Press Release: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/news-releases/northeast-wisconsin-methamphetamine-dealer-sentenced-6-years-initial-confinement-6