Wisconsin man gets over ten years in prison for methamphetamine & fentanyl charges

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – A 34-year-old Wisconsin man was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to several drug charges.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Wisconsin, Stanley J. Holte, 34, of Coon Valley, was sentenced on April 1 to 11-and-a-half years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl.

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On June 12, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the residence of Holte and his co-defendant Julia Lloyd in Coon Valley (Vernon County).

Holte was pulled over after being observed leaving the residence and when officers searched his vehicle, they found a large amount of cash, methamphetamine, and fentanyl.

In total, authorities seized just under five pounds of methamphetamine, over an ounce of fentanyl, and almost $50,000 in cash. Lloyd and Holte were later interviewed and admitted to trafficking a significant amount of methamphetamine and fentanyl.

At the sentencing, Judge William Conley emphasized that Holte deserved a lengthy prison sentence due to the significant amount of dangerous drugs that he was distributing in the community. Additionally, Conley stated Holte’s long history of selling drugs was another reason for the longer sentence.

At the time of sentencing, Holte was on extended supervision in Wisconsin for a prior methamphetamine trafficking offense. His probation in that case was revoked because of his new criminal conduct, and he was sentenced to around 16 months in prison.

Judge Conley ordered that the federal sentence run concurrently with the remainder of Holte’s state revocation sentence.

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On March 1, 2024, Judge Conley sentenced Julia Lloyd to 78 months in federal prison for conspiring with Holte to traffic methamphetamine and fentanyl.

The charges against Lloyd and Holte were the result of an investigation conducted by the Campbell, La Crosse, and Onalaska Police Departments, La Crosse County and Vernon County Sheriff’s Offices, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, with the assistance of the Vernon County District Attorney’s Office.