La Crosse man pleads guilty to meth distribution, sentenced to 11 years

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MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — James Vinson of La Crosse pleaded guilty to distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine Monday and was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for the crime.
Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson presided at the sentencing, when he also said the 33-year-old must have six years of supervised release after the prison term.
Officers with the West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group arrested Vinson on Dec 5, 2019, after he sold 111 grams of pure methamphetamine to a confidential informant in La Crosse, according to arrest and court records.
At the time, Vinson was already on state supervision for a previous methamphetamine trafficking conviction, according to records.
The charge against Vinson was the result of an investigation involving the west metro enforcement group, the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office, La Crosse and Onalaska police departments and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.