LA CROSSE, WIS (WKBT) -

A La Crosse man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Madison December 5, to distributing cocaine and heroin throughout the La Crosse Area.

Eugene Shields, 33, La Crosse, Wis., was indicted by a federal grand jury in April of 2013, on three counts of distributing cocaine and heroin, and one count of possessing cocaine, heroin and crack cocaine with intent to distribute.

Sentencing for Shields is set for February 11, 2014. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal Prison.

This is Shields' fourth felony conviction since 1999, following his prior convictions in Tennessee, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.